The Presidency

The Presidency - The Presidency 2/25/2010 Announcements...

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The Presidency 2/25/2010
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Announcements Reading for Tuesday Chapter 6
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Presidential Power Relatively weak in the Constitution Expressed Powers Gained power over time Delegated Powers Inherent Powers Substantial informal powers
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Expressed Powers 1. Military 2. Judicial 3. Diplomatic 4. Executive 5. Legislative
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1. Military Commander in Chief Head of Intelligence network Not given power to declare war Given to Congress Congress hasn’t declared war since WWII
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The War Powers Resolution Passed by Congress in 1973 Limits Presidents’ ability to initiate conflict. President can commit troops only: 1. After a declaration of war by Congress 2. By specific statutory authorization (like now) 3. In a national emergency created by an attack on the US or US Armed Forces.
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Requires the president to inform Congress within 48 hours of committing troops abroad in a military action. Military action must end within 60 days
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course POLI 201 taught by Professor Briggs during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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