The Presidency

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The Presidency One of the primary problems that occupied the Framers was how much power could they safely cede to the office of presidency Presidential authority o Offered the nation efficiency and decisiveness o But also threatened tyranny Resolution of the Problem To resolve the problem they… o Withheld nonessential authority from the office o And included legislative checks on executive prerogatives The president’s constitutional powers do not add up to the forceful character of the modern presidency The Modern Presidency Sources of Power o Congressional Delegation o Presidential Assertions Formal vs. Informal Powers o The Power to Persuade Chief Executive President charged with faithfully executing laws passed by Congress (Implementing Policy) As chief executive, President is head of the federal bureaucracy o Apportionment Power Cabinet Secretaries Executive Orders These are formal instructions from the president to bureaucratic agencies which have the force of law
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Cann during the Spring '08 term at UGA.

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