Chapter 12 - The Presidency A. The Presidents Many Roles a....

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The Presidency A. The President’s Many Roles a. Chief Executive – enforces laws, federal court decisions, and treaties b. Commander in Chief – power to deploy armed forces c. Chief of State – engages in many symbolic or ceremonial activities d. Chief Diplomat – directs the foreign policy of the United States e. Chief Legislator – recommends legislative measures i. The President has a state of the union address (dictated by the Constitution), which outlines the legislative agenda. f. Party Leader – chooses the chairperson of party’s national committee; appoints individuals to government jobs; rewards party members with find-raising assistance B. Presidential Style a. Personalities or the “energy” of individual presidents determine presidential style. i. Best: Lincoln, FDR and Washington ii. Middle: Bush Sr. and Clinton iii. Worst: Harding b. Imperial presidency is when the presidency appropriate powers reserved to other branches of the government. C. Constitutional Powers of the President
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