POLS Notes 2.8

POLS Notes 2.8 - POLS 1101 Notes 2/8 Gunning Key Concepts:...

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POLS 1101 Notes 2/8 Gunning Key Concepts: Executive Power o One person as executive or a committee? o Elected president with 4 year term who could be re-elected without limit. o Electoral College: After George Washington? Different Modes of Selection o US President by Electoral College o US House by the voters o US Senate by state legislatures (changed to popular election in 1913) o US Judiciary by nomination by POTUS and confirmation US Senate Different Terms of Office o US President: 4 years o US House: 2 years o US Senate 6 years (1/3 up for election) o US Judiciary: Life tenure Checks and Balances o President: Veto legislation, make appointments. Vetoes are rarely overridden. Only one in ten bills are overridden. o Senate: confirm treaties and appointments, veto override, impeachment trials. o House: “Power of Purse,” veto override, Power to impeachment
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o Judges: life tenure, salary cannot be reduced. James Madison
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