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Stephanie Bottfeld AP Government 10 April 2011 5.10 The three structures of Presidential power styles are Ad Hoc, Circular, and Pyramid. Ad Hoc was best used by President Bill Clinton because his atmosphere was a less stressed environment for his cabinet to work in. Projects were assigned to key players within the field of each player’s expertise. He did this in order to benefit not only himself, but accept assistance other than just from his political party. His emphasis on community, opportunity, and responsibility resulted in unprecedented progress for America, including moving the nation from record deficits to record surpluses; 22 million new jobs; low levels of unemployment, poverty, and crime; and the highest homeownership rates in history. President Reagan exemplifies the perfect match for the Pyramid structure not to mention it is completely opposite to that of
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Unformatted text preview: President Clinton’s power style. Reagan used The Strategic Defense Initiative which was proposed on March 23, 1983 to use ground and space-based systems to protect the United States from attack by strategic nuclear ballistic missiles . The initiative focused on strategic defense rather than the prior strategic offense doctrine of mutual assured destruction . President Carter unfortunately utilized a power system that led his presidency down the tubes. As the lesson includes, his system was “counterproductive” by the Geneva Initiative. This unofficial peace plan was formally launched in December 2003, offers what Carter calls, "the best chance for peace in the Middle East. The Initiative was forged over a two year period by influential Palestinians and Israelis following the failure to finalize an agreement during the 2001 peace talks at Camp David...
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  • Fall '08
  • President of the United States, Strategic Defense Initiative, presidential power styles, nuclear ballistic missiles, Stephanie Bottfeld AP, highest homeownership rates

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