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Unformatted text preview: President Continued President as Commander in Chief • President is the civilian leader of the armed forces • President has long been assertive in military decision-making o President William McKinley & US troops in Beijing (1900) o President Truman & Hiroshima/Nagasaki, Korean War • Presidential Power Questioned o The War Powers Resolution (1973) President must notify Congress within 48 hours when sending troops overseas President must pull back troops within 60 days unless Congress agrees to extension • After the War Powers Resolution o US troops to Lebanon & Grenada (1983) o Tripoli o Panama o Somalia o Haiti • Constitutional Power o A power vested in the president by Article I I of the Constitution Chief executive Commander in chief • Statutory Power o A power created for the president thru laws made by Congress Line-item veto power to President • Expressed Power o A constitutional or statutory power of the president that is expressly written into the Constitution and into statutory laws....
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2008 for the course POLS 2304 taught by Professor Li during the Summer '08 term at University of Houston - Downtown.
- Summer '08