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PSCI 1040-004 Jim Battista University of North Texas The Executive Branch Jim Battista Executive
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The President in the Constitution Qualifications Thirty-five years of age ‘Natural-born citizen’ Chester Arthur (1881-1885) may have been born in Canada Resident in U.S. for 14 years Term limit Jim Battista Executive
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Powers of the President Art. I sec. 7 Veto, pocket veto powers Art. II sec. 1 The executive Power shall be vested in a President Art. II sec. 2 Commander in Chief of the armed forces, incl. state militia when called into service Art. II sec. 2 May grant pardons and reprieves, except for impeachment Art. II sec. 2 May make treaties with advice and consent of Senate (2/3 vote) Art. II sec. 2 May appoint, with advice and consent of the Senate, ambassadors, ‘public Ministers and Consuls,’ judges, and all other officers of the U.S. Art. II sec. 3 Must deliver information on the state of the union to Congress Art. II sec. 3 May convene either or both houses of Congress Art. II sec. 3 May adjourn Congress if the House and Senate cannot agree on an adjournment date Art. II sec. 3 May receive foreign ambassadors and other ministers Art. II sec. 3 Must take care that the laws be faithfully executed Jim Battista Executive
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Four kinds of presidential power 1 Enumerated powers 2 Implied powers 3 Informal powers 4 Statutory powers Jim Battista Executive
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Presidential powers Enumerated powers Expressly granted to the President in the Constitution You can cite article, section and clause for each and every one They are certain. Include: Pardons Commander in Chief Making treaties Jim Battista Executive
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Presidential powers Implied powers Not explicitly granted in the Constitution Arguably necessary in order to make an enumerated power effective Generally little argument about them Include: Executive order Executive agreement Jim Battista Executive
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Presidential powers Informal powers Not granted in the Constitution Not “implied.” Powers of persuasion that go along with being President Informal but very real Include: Use of presidential status as bargaining chip Meeting w/ Pres Trip on Air Force 1 Jim Battista Executive
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Presidential powers Statutory powers Congressional powers passed on to the President Must be tightly “canalized” Sometimes struck down by courts Include: Budgeting power Control of tariffs Jim Battista Executive
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Presidential elections in the Constitution Election Election is by electors Electors are appointed in a manner directed by state legislatures 14 th Amendment states that if a state denies N% of the adult male population the vote for elector, it will have its representation in the House reduced by N%. Never enforced. Jim Battista Executive
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Presidential selection: the electoral college Each state has a number of electoral votes equal to its number of representatives plus senators D.C. has three The number varies from 3 (DC, VT, MT, WY, AK, DE) to 54 (CA) Every state except NE and ME awards all electoral votes to highest vote-getter Jim Battista Executive
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course POLI SCI 1040 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at North Texas.

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Notes (8) - PSCI 1040-004 Jim Battista University of North...

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