CH 14, pp. 390 to 408. The Presidency in Action. Imperial Presidency. 392 strong president Does not consult Congress Cares not for approval Acts secretly to evade or deceive Congress and public Applied to Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush. Pardon. 407 power to forgive a crime
CH 14, pp. 390 to 408
The Presidency in Action
Broad view: (2)
President has the responsibility to do whatever the nation needs done.
With or without guidance from Congress
President may only do what is granted by Congress or the Constitution
A treaty is a formal agreement that
requires formal Senate approval.
An executive agreement is a pact that
does not require Senate approval.
Can acknowledge a new country or government quickly
Approval that could help insure a government’s survival
Disapproval can challenge a new government’s existence.