The Presidency POLI 1090 - 006
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The Presidency Fun Fact KennedyNixon was the first televised debate a This debate was the first debate in which appearance mattered in influencing votes People who listened on the radio thought that Nixon won the debate but people watching on TV thought Kennedy won because he was younger more attractive and because Nixon had just gotten out of the hospital and was sweating b Even now attractive males that are taller are more likely to win People associate height with confidence and leadership Why a President a Founding fathers wanted a president that wasn t quite as powerful as the monarchy b Requirements of a president i Writtenl Formal requirements 1 Must be a natural born citizen 2 14 years US residency 3 At least 35 years old ii Informal Requirements 1 Experience in government 2 Come from money 3 Military experience 4 Provides energy and motivation in a crisis c Constitutional Basis i Presidential candidates were first chosen by members in Congress 1 This was killed by King Caucus ii Parties later created nominating conventions 1 This gave power to state party leaders 2 Delegates were tasked with representing constituents to determine who will be elected in nominating conventions 3 Parties choose the date of primary election Expressed powers a Military i President in commander in chief ii Congress has the power to declare war but in the past 50 years this has been ignored iii President can deploy troops domestically in an emergency to enforce a federal judicial order or to protect federally guaranteed civil rights b Judicial i Presidents can grant pardons ii Appoint members of the federal judiciary with Senates approval c Diplomatic Powers i President is the head of state ii President hosts state dinners for heads of state from other countries iii Receives ambassadors and other public ministers iv Acknowledges which foreign governments are legitimate VI Vquot v Treaties and executive agreements Delegated Powers a Congress delegates powers to executive branch by creating agencies Presidents appoint the heads of these agencies Inherent Powers a Powers implied but not directly stated by the constitution b Executive orders c Other powers as needed Staffers a The Cabinet i Heads of major executive branch departments ii President rarely relies on the cabinet as a while iv All patronage appointments b White House Staff i People who understand policy and can explain it to the president c Vice President i Generally from a swing state to bring in votes ii Qualified to succeed the president if needed The First Spouse a Usually have a social project so that they can be seen in association with the public without politics