New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Notes from Week 2

by: Melissa Cairo

Notes from Week 2 1130

Melissa Cairo
Brown U
View Full Document for 0 Karma

View Full Document


Unlock These Notes for FREE

Enter your email below and we will instantly email you these Notes for The American Presidency

(Limited time offer)

Unlock Notes

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Unlock FREE Class Notes

Enter your email below to receive The American Presidency notes

Everyone needs better class notes. Enter your email and we will send you notes for this class for free.

Unlock FREE notes

About this Document

They cover the Iowa Caucus and Presidential Powers
The American Presidency
Richard Arenberg
Class Notes




Popular in The American Presidency

Popular in Political Science

This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Melissa Cairo on Friday January 29, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to 1130 at Brown University taught by Richard Arenberg in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 16 views. For similar materials see The American Presidency in Political Science at Brown University.

Similar to 1130 at Brown U

Popular in Political Science


Reviews for Notes from Week 2


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 01/29/16
American Presidency – Class day 2 – Presidential Powers and the Constitution This Week in Washington  Iowa Caucus o Republican  Cruz beat trump by 4 percentage points  Large turnout for the republicans  Should be good for trump but was better for cruz  Cruz ground game was strong – got his people to the caucuses – that’s why he won  Donald trump and ted Cruz broke existing records for turnout and votes won  Marco Rubio other winner  Exceeded expectations, polling  Won the establishment vote – very good start  Will do better in New Hampshire b/c of this  New Hampshire very important for:  Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, and John Kasich  Important to watch who gets third because that means they get the establishment  Loser?  Trump did not perform up to expectations  Very gracious in concession o Democrat  Dead Heat - Clinton got 22 delegates and Sanders got 21  Beginning about optics – try to get more momentum, but really about the delegates  2383 delegates to win the nomination  South Carolina is the third primary – Hillary’s firewall  Minority vote is on her side  Real Firewall for Hillary – super-delegates***  713 elected officials and members of the DNC and they are overwhelmingly for Clinton o Iowa is unrepresentative of America, especially Democratic party…same with New Hampshire  Trump-free republican debate  Obama Administration said that 22 of Hillary Clinton’s emails are now classified Top Secret o Over-classification – problem in the executive branch  Jeopardizes national security because it is a low bar  Avoid embarrassment Presidential Powers and the Constitution  Power of president comes from Article 2 of Constitution o 1. Power of the executive in the president o section 2:  Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy  Permission for presidential action without congressional approval? 2  Negotiate treaties  Appoint ambassadors  Make recess appointments o Historical – in case of emergency when senate is out of session o Today - Circumvent the senate and the filibuster  Power to reprieve or pardon federal offenses except impeachments o section 3: State of the union address – has become annual report to congress o Vague and ambiguous and less explicit and less comprehensive than the legislative branch o Expected the legislature to be the leader of the three branches  How did the president assume that role?  New technology  One person making decisions – more efficient for emergency actions  Ambiguity** - room for interpretation, able to push the envelope  Political skill, gaining the support of the public and important political figures  Presidents are not all powerful – presidential campaign makes you believe otherwise o Lots of promises – when elected don’t actually have the ability o barriers to executive power  Congress** - especially when the other party controls congress 3  Supreme court – can strike down some executive actions if they are outside of constitutional powers  Federalism – powers shared among different levels of government 4


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

0 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"

Allison Fischer University of Alabama

"I signed up to be an Elite Notetaker with 2 of my sorority sisters this semester. We just posted our notes weekly and were each making over $600 per month. I LOVE StudySoup!"

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."

Parker Thompson 500 Startups

"It's a great way for students to improve their educational experience and it seemed like a product that everybody wants, so all the people participating are winning."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.