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Unformatted text preview: o State of the Union Address Sets the agenda o Speechmaking • Initiate Legislation o Set the agenda in terms of actual policy and laws o However, congress must sponsor and vote on the laws o So the president cannot make his own laws o LBJ • Legislative Veto o President looks to the president to sign laws into existence President’s Resources • appointments • Cabinet • White house staff • Executive office of pres Other resources • Informal: Reputation • Use of media Presidential Popularity What makes great presidents? • Criteria for judgement • Presidential character o JD Barber’s Typology o Classifications of presidents o Criticism of typology • Force of circ umstances o S. Skowronek...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course POLI 100 taught by Professor Rabinowitz during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07