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LO-08Br+AG+Presidency - The Presidency LO-08 Constitutional...

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Unformatted text preview: The Presidency LO-08 Constitutional Responsibilities (Derived from Art II, US Constitution) • Commander-in-Chief of federal armed forces • Make Treaties (w/Advise and Consent of Senate) • Nominate top officials (w/ Advise and Consent of Senate) • Conduct foreign policy • Approve or veto legislation • Administer federal laws • Grant reprieves or pardons for federal crimes • Provide Congress info on State of the Union And recommendations on what is necessary and expedient Why is Presidency so Powerful? In General • Domestic and foreign crises • Congressional weakness • Social and technological change • Presidential actions More specifically • Implied powers (necessary and proper to Art II) • Courts expanded power of President • Congress delegated discretion to Executive branch • Congress not equipped to deal w/ highly technical issues • Increasing need for constant manager and consistent judgment • When Danger of war is high, Congress concedes to President • Growing importance of international trade • Modern communications and rapid pace events Presidential Roles • Head of State • Chief Executive • Commander-in Chief (CINC) • Chief Foreign Policy Maker/Diplomatic Leader • Legislative Leader and Coalition Builder • Party Leader • Public Opinion Leader Also • Crises Manager • Morale Builder • Chief Recruiter • Priority Setter Organization of Presidency • Vice-President • Cabinet • Executive Office of the President • White House Office (closest aides) • National Security Council (NSC) • Statutory Mbrs: Pres., V-P, Sec State, Sec Def • Statutory Advisors: DNI, CJCS • Non-Statutory Mbrs: Assist to Pres. for National Security, Sec Tres • Others: • Office of Management and Budget (OMB) • Council of Economic Advisers US Presidency Compared Prime Ministers v. Presidents • Common in European countries • Prior service in parliament • Must win in their constituency • Then win majority in parliament to be selected •...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2009 for the course INTA 1200 taught by Professor Birchfield during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Tech.

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LO-08Br+AG+Presidency - The Presidency LO-08 Constitutional...

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