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The Presidency A. the presidents many roles a. chief executive- enforces laws, federal court decisions and treaties b. commander in chief- power to deploy the armed forces c. chief of state- engages in many symbolic or ceremonial activities d. chief diplomat- directs the foreign policy of the US e. chief legislator- recommends legislative measures (every 2 years the president has a state of the union address, which is dictated by the constitution, and outlines the legislative agenda) f. party leader- chooses the chairperson of partys national committee; appoints individuals to govt jobs, rewards party members with fund- raising B. presidential style - personalities or the ‘energy’ of individual presidents determine presidential style - imperial presidency is when the presidency appropriates powers reserved to other branches of the government C. constitutional powers of the president - article II of the constitution grants the president broad but vaguely described powers 1. to ensure that the laws passed by congress “be faithfully executed”
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ISS 225 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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