final government PSCI 1040
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Presidential establishment Vocabulary ● Literalist ○ Remains inside the document, if it isn't written the person will not act. Mostly considered failed presidents ● Stewardship ○ the great presidents who push their boundaries ● Abuse of power ○ Not the same as usurpation of power ○ Form of "malfeasance in office" or "official misconduct," is the commission of an unlawful act, done in an official capacity, which affects the performance of official duties. Malfeasance in office is often grounds for a for cause removal of an elected official by statute or recall electi n. ● Usurpation of power ● Inherent power ○ Established by George Washington Questions ● Who can be president? ○ A person who is 35 year old ○ Native born citizen ○ 14 years a US resident ● What are the president's enumerated powers? ○ Commander in chief ○ Grant reprieves and pardons ○ Make treaties ○ Nominate ambassadors, judges ○ Give congress information on the State of the UNion ○ Recommend legislation ○ Call congress into special session ○ Receive ambassadors ○ Take care that laws be faithfully executed ● What amendment changes inauguration from March to January? ○ 20th amendment ● What amendment restrict the presidential term of office? ○ 22nd amendment ● How many terms can a president serve? ○ 2 terms of 4 years ● What is the succession order? ○ Vice President of United States ○ Speaker of the House ○ President Pro tempore of the Senate ○ Secretary of the State ○ Secretary of the Treasury ○ Secretary of Defense ○ Attorney General ○ Secretary of Agriculture ○ Secretary of Commerce ○ Secretary of Labor ○ Secretary of Health and Human Services ○ Secretary of Housing and urban development ○ Secretary of Transportation ○ Secretary of Energy ○ Secretary of Education ○ Secretary of Veteran affairs ○ Secretary of Homeland security ● What state is NOT winner take all? ○ Maine ○ Nebraska ● How many electoral votes do you need to win the presidency? ○ 270 votes ● How many electors are there in the electoral college? ○ 538 electors ● What are the presidents specific powers? ○ The power of appointment ■ Cabinet officers ■ Federal judges ■ Ambassadors ■ Military officer ○ Power to convene congress ○ The power to make treaties ○ The power to veto ■ Unless it is a joint resolution of congress ■ Constitutional amendments ■ Presidents would love an item veto ● Item vetoes are where they can eliminate one or more items from a bill ○ The power of commander and chief ○ The power to pardon ● Who can make declarations of war? ○ Congress ● Who surrounds the president? ○ The Vice President ○ The cabinet ○ The First Lady ○ The executive office if the president ○ White House staff ● How did Gregor Washington advance the power of the president? ○ He took every opportunity to uphold national supremacy ○ He established the cabinet system ○ He made himself the exclusive power in foreign affairs ○ He claimed that the president nherent powers ● How did Andrew Jackson's advance the power of the president? ○ Importance of Andrew Jackson first “common man” first westerner to be president ○ Launched Jacksonian democracy ○ Faced down states over issues and won ■ Example ● South Carolina and the doctrine of nullification ● How did Lincoln advance the power of the president? ○ He built an army larger that congress approved ○ He blockaded southern ports ○ He interrupted the mail to many people ○ His claim ■ Inherent powers allowed these things in time of war ● How did Franklin Roosevelt advance the power of the president? ○ The Great Depression demanded government action ○ World war 2 required building up government in many ways ○ FDR himself served 2 years and was a charming man who brought the presidency into people's homes with his fireside chats ■ The radio was then the means of communication Texas governorship ● Who were the 2 female governors of Texas? ○ Anne richards ○ Ma ferguson ● What are the powers of the the Texas governor's? ○ Signing or vetoing legislation commander in chief of states military forces ○ Can convene special legislative session and sets agendas ○ Reporting annually on state of the state ○ Recommending a budget ○ Grant reprieves and commutations and pardons, if recommended by the board of pardons and paroles ○ Appointing many public officials including regents at all public universities in Texas Judiciary Vocabulary ● Mores ● Ethics ● Laws ● Standings Questions ● What kind of cases do the courts rule on? ● What kinds of cases do the courts NOT rule on? ○ Hypothetical ○ Medical ○ Religious ○ Questions about war
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