Politics Presidency Lecture

Politics Presidency - Presidency Lecture Politics Midterm is Thurs 10/21 Review 10/19 Review Sheet 10/15 Extra office hours week of 10/18 Through

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Presidency Lecture – Politics Midterm is Thurs 10/21 - Review 10/19 - Review Sheet 10/15 - Extra office hours: week of 10/18 - Through Chapter 7 Outline Chapter 6 - The Constitutional Basis of the Presidency - The Constitutional Powers of the Presidency - The Rise of Presidential Government - Presidential Government Constitutional Basis - Article II of Constitution o Qualifications Natural born citizen Thirty five years old Resident of US for 14 years o Method of Selection o Basic powers o Establishes unitary executive - Selection of President o By direct election? By Congress? By indirect election? o By Electoral College. (Indirect election) - Electoral College o Each state votes for president
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# votes = Senators + Representatives o Legislature choose how to select electors Legislatures Direct election o By 1856 Every state allowed voters to pick o What if there is a tie? 538 electoral votes. 269 to 269. No majority. After election, electors could switch sides. Goes to House; each state delegation gets one vote. VP picked by Senate. - Expressed Presidential Powers o Military “Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the U.S., and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the U.S.” Commander in Chief: Highest US military authority Head of intelligence network: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA); National Security Council (NSC); National Security Agency (NSA); the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and others. War and inherent presidential power. Constitution: Congress power to declare war. Not since 1941.
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course PO PO211 taught by Professor Reeves during the Spring '09 term at BU.

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Politics Presidency - Presidency Lecture Politics Midterm is Thurs 10/21 Review 10/19 Review Sheet 10/15 Extra office hours week of 10/18 Through

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