The Presidency Lecture Notes

The Presidency Lecture Notes - The Presidency:...

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The Presidency: Constitutional Powers o Article 1 Sign or veto legislation o Article 1 Section 2 Commander in chief, congress should still declare war. President gives pardons, make appointments, treaties, fil vacancies when congress is not in session) o Article 2 Section 3 Duties: Report to congress (state of the union) Commission officers Take care that the law be executed faithfully Recommend measures Receive Ambassadors Occupants o Qualifications Formal: Must be at least 35 years of age Born in the United States Must be a resident of the United States for at least 14 years Informal: College Education Major Party Often a white, Christian, male Elections o Original Design o Revolution of 1800, peaceful change o Subsequent Changes: 12 th Amendment (1804)- Separate ballots 22 nd Amendment (1951)- Term limits (4 years) 23 rd Amendment (1961)- DC Electors (3) 2 terms 25 th Amendment (1967)- Succession The vice president can be acting president if president is ill Reaction to not knowing if a president resigns or dies, vice- president becomes president
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course PSC 002 taught by Professor Siegelman during the Spring '05 term at GWU.

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