Chapter 12 Struggle for Democracy

Chapter 12 Struggle for Democracy - Executive Branch: the...

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Executive Branch: the Presidency Founders did not want a king or a tyrannical ruler So, they put a lot of checks on presidential power However, our president has a very powerful position with many formal and informal powers Duties are often contradictory and impossible for 1 person. Basis of Presidency • Single Presidency • Selection neither by people or Congress (electoral college) • Fixed Term • Only removed by impeachment • Veto power • not required to have an advisory council
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What are the minimal requirements? 35 years old live in the USA for 14 years natural born citizen Formal Powers via the Constitution • Chief Executive of Federal Bureaucracy • Nominate and appoint key officials • Implement and enforce laws • Veto bills • Negotiate Treaties • Recognize Foreign Nations • Commander in Chief • Chief of State • Pardon or Grant Clemency
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• Power to Convene Congress Vetoes Informal Powers Propose an annual budget Develop policies that promote peace and prosperity National morale builder International peace maker Public Opinion Leader
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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