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3/07/16 Notes

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3/07/16 Notes POL 10100-002

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This covers the the start of the presidency lecture in class
Into to American Government and Politics
Odeh Halaseh
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mariam Talbort on Tuesday March 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to POL 10100-002 at Kent State University taught by Odeh Halaseh in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 25 views. For similar materials see Into to American Government and Politics in Political Science at Kent State University.

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Date Created: 03/01/16
The Presidency 1 March 07, 2016 The Presidency Formal v. Informal roles of the American president -Formal Roles: everything outlined in Article 2 of the constitution or some other source of law -Informal Roles: assumed by the people Formal Roles -Chief of state - Ceremonial head of government - Symbolic gesture - Runs the Federal government - Chief Executive - Powers to appoint and remove; with advice and … - Commander – in – Chief - In charge of all branches of the Military (top officer) - The president oversees the raising, training, and deployment of forces congress is willing to maintain - During wartime, the president commands them -E.g.--- Lincoln during Civil War 1861 – 1865 Wilson during WWI 1917 – 1919 - Chief Diplomat - Power to appoint and remove ambassadors - Responsibility of formulating and conducting day to day and long term foreign policy of the U.S. - negotiates treaties with other nations - Senate must approve all by 2/3 majority - Ratifies 70% of treaties - May require amendments to treaties prior to ratification The Presidency 2 - Chief Legislator - State of the union address - Updates must be given to congress; constitution does not mention how often those updates must be given - Traditionally every year now; usually the most important speech of the year the president makes Informal Roles - Chief of Party (Ayyy) - Leader of political party - Two responsibilities: 1.) To the nation 2.) To the political party - Voice of the People - Leading formulator and expounder of public opinion in the U.S. - Only he speaks “the nations mind” and interprets the “general will” of the people - Protector of the Peace - Ultimate keeper of the domestic peace E.g.--- Little Rock Central High, 1957 ---James Meredith, 1962 -- 16,000 troops to a mob of 2,000; protection inside University of Mississippi ---Rodney King Riots, 1992 --South Central LA, 40 people killed - Manager of Prosperity - Responsible for maintaining a stable and prosperous economy - More and more important over the years; make or break the president in reelections E.g.----Hoover, 1932 ----Carter, 1980 The Presidency 3 - World Leader - Leader of the Democratic World - represents not only the U.S., but the other democratic systems and nations - Chief of State - “Minister – in – Chief”: 9/11, 2001 Katrina, 2005 Gettysburg Address, 1863 - Other Legal Powers: - Veto Powers (Article 1, §7) --- 10 days to consider a Bill --- 3 options: 1.) Sign the Bill 2.) Veto the Bill 3.) Do nothing


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