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executive-branch - The Executive Branch 1. The President 1....

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Page 1 of 3 The Executive Branch 1. The President 1. Qualifications 1. Must be a natural-born citizen 2. Must have lived in the U. S. for 14 years (may be non-consecutive) 3. Must be at least 35 years old 2. Constitutional powers 1. Commander in chief. 2. Makes treaties with foreign nations 3. Appoints ambassadors 4. Can veto legislation 3. White House Office Staff 1. Appointed by the president without Senate confirmation and may be fired at will. 2. Pyramid structure: most assistants reporting through a hierarchy to a chief of staff (Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush administrations) 3. Circular structure: many cabinet secretaries and assistants reporting directly to the president 4. Ad hoc structure: task forces, committees, and informal groups of friends and advisers dealing directly with the president (Clinton administration) 4. Executive Office of the President 1. Agencies that report directly to the president and perform staff services for him. 1. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), CIA, National Economic Council, Office of Personnel Management, Office of the U. S. Trade Representative. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2012 for the course HISTORY 104 taught by Professor Reed during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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