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Unformatted text preview: Monday October 17, 2011 The Presidency The Double Expectations Gap (KTR 289) • The gap between presidential promises and the presidents limited constitutional powers • The gap between the symbolic role as head of state and the political role of head of government Controversy at the Constitutional Convention • Issues of Debate • Re- eligibility • Length of term • The Election Process • The Powers of the President Qualifications for Office • Chosen by electoral college for a four year term • Natural born citizen, at least 35 years old, and a resident for at least 14 years • Succeeded in office by the vice president • The president can be removed from office for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors The Impeachment Process • Begins in the House Judiciary Committee • The Full house debates and votes on the Articles of Impeachment • The Articles are sent to the senate where a trial is held • A two thirds vote will result in conviction Executive Powers • Chief Administrator •...
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- Fall '11