PLSC Day 9
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Date Created: 09/19/16
Day 9 9/12 The Presidency Legislative Branch Make laws Executive Branch Carry out laws ↓ C.E.O “chief executive” Powers “Imperial Presidency” (Nixon) Const. Plan Worried about power Arts of confederation Ceremonial, no “real” president King George III New countries→President→Dictator (3rd world) 1 C.E.O? Committee? Term? Between House/Senate Independent (not to ind.) 4 years Plan no term limit (Putin?) George Washington Set precedent (2 terms) FDR 4 terms 32,36,40,44 (Died 1945) Depression, WWII Constitutional Amendment 2 terms ElectionNational vote by people Electoral college real vote Stop mob rule free to vote their choice “unfaithful electors” 2000 Gore (D) D.C. obstain 1976Carter vs. Ford 1 vote for Reagan Electoral college votes by state Winner of state popular vote gets all electors Number senators & reps. for your state (Min=3) (too many for small states) (100+435+3)=538 (270 to win) Winner take all Also distortion Bonus for close state win, get all “Swing states” all the focus Ignore other states (40) Possible to lose popular vote→ win electoral college 2000 Gore vs. Bush ½ million more votes to loser to many votes in some states (wasted) winner close states President Power Head of governmentexecutive branch Bureaucracy 1 million George W. biggest dept. treasury 40 Experts, papers, studies #’s power IRS audit FBI CIA ←President Commands DEA (Nixon Watergate)
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