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9/20/10 Successful Presidents Lead Leadership: The ability to influence and guide others to achieve some desired policy or action o Those who don’t give a plan of action, aren’t typically successful Formal Powers o Specific grants of authority defined in the Constitution or in law. o WEAK Veto o Gives the president tremendous amounts of power o Ten days and congress adjourns during that time (pocket) Agreements and Orders (KNOW THIS) Executive Agreement o An agreement with a foreign country that does not require changes in us law Public Opinion and the President (Teddy Roosevelt, and later FDR) Approval Rating: The percentage of the public that approves of the job the president is doing overall Rally Events: Short-term international events or military actions that boot presidential approval ratings temporarily. Going public: Activities of presidents such as highly visible trips, press conferences, interviews, speeches, and public appearances in an attempt to raise
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