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Lesson 7aL - Chapter 10 EL PRESIDENTE From WSJ.com Note the...

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From WSJ.com Note the key points in time during W’s tenure.
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The past 12 Presidents, and their approval ratings. Note the two who have a generally upward trend.
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Functions of the Presidency Head of State Head of Government Commander in Chief Legislative Leader Party Leader National Leader
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Figurehead Ceremonial Role à Like the Queen of England à The Queen is also the recognized Head of State for many former British colonies (Canada, Australia, NZ, etc.) Chief Representative of the U.S. à Both at home and abroad. To establish and maintain relationships. à Using status to influence, and to make friends. Using status to influence, and to make friends.
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I.e., Executive power …to enforce the law. Bureaucracy (more later) The civil servants who do the work. Mostly under the Executive Branch President appoints about 670 top level President appoints about 670 top-level positions. Who then appoint the midlevel positions.
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h l 3 ll l b But there are almost 3 million civil servant jobs. Merit-based, NOT appointed by the President. Th l lt t th Offi Thus, no loyalty to the Office. à They don’t care who’s Prez… they still have their jobs regardless. Also, about 1 million military personnel. As commander in chief (more in a bit) à Loyalty comes from taking orders. à Commanders may be removed.
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President DOES have power to deal directly with foreign countries. Unlike Queen of England. à The Queen does not have the authority to bind UK/Canada/Australia/NZ into anything UK/Canada/Australia/NZ into anything. The President of the US can do so. The UK’s counterpart – Prime Minister Tony Blair. à Also PMs Stephen Harper (Canada), Kevin Rudd (Australia), Helen Clark (NZ). Other countries are set up differently. E.g., Chancellor of Germany – Angela Merkel
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Treaty Requires 2/3 vote of Senate to approve. B l ( bj C i i b Becomes law (subject to Constitution, becomes federal law). à Any conflict with federal law, and the treaty overrides (or rewrites) our federal laws. Since a treaty affects our federal law, the SENATE should be allowed to review. à They are seen as the “upper” house and know better what is good for the long-term of our country.
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Executive Agreement Doesn’t require approval of Congress. C b (N l h k ) Can be secret. (No one else has to know) Becomes law (subj. to Constitution and federal law). à If there’s a conflict with the federal law, the federal law will override the agreement. à BUT – if it’s secret, how does anyone know if it BUT if it s secret, how does anyone know if it conflicts with our federal laws???
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