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Presidential P ower. VOCAB QUIZ. Group of advisors to the president Allows the executive to veto part of a bill Powers that belong to the national government because it is sovereign Rule or regulation issued by the president that has the force of law. Brainstorm: powers of the prez!.

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vocab quiz
VOCAB QUIZ
  • Group of advisors to the president
  • Allows the executive to veto part of a bill
  • Powers that belong to the national government because it is sovereign
  • Rule or regulation issued by the president that has the force of law
brainstorm powers of the prez
Brainstorm: powers of the prez!
  • Find the people with your color and sit together
  • Choose a spokes person, “the Brains” and a scribe, a informant.
  • Secretly write down everything you can think of about the Presidency
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President’s SalaryEffective January 1, 2001, the annual salary of the president of the United States was increased to $400,000 per year, including a $50,000 expense allowance.

  • The increase was approved as part of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act (Public Law 106-58), passed in the closing days of the 106th Congress.
  • "Sec. 644. (a) Increase in Annual Compensation.--Section 102 of title 3, United States Code, is amended by striking '$200,000' and inserting '$400,000'. (b) Effective Date.--The <<NOTE: 3 USC 102 note.>> amendment made by this section shall take effect at noon on January 20, 2001."
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President’s SalaryEffective January 1, 2001, the annual salary of the president of the United States was increased to $400,000 per year, including a $50,000 expense allowance.

  • The increase was approved as part of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act (Public Law 106-58), passed in the closing days of the 106th Congress.
  • "Sec. 644. (a) Increase in Annual Compensation.--Section 102 of title 3, United States Code, is amended by striking '$200,000' and inserting '$400,000'. (b) Effective Date.--The <<NOTE: 3 USC 102 note.>> amendment made by this section shall take effect at noon on January 20, 2001."
the president in and out
The President- in and out
  • The problem of succession (who rules next?)
  • Elections and the Electoral College
    • More on this later
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The President- in and out
  • Impeachment
    • majority of House impeaches
    • Senate holds trial 2/3 vote needed for removal
    • Read p. 164 and summarize the impeachment process in one paragraph.
  • Qualifications?
    • Constitutional - define
    • Informal - define
bingo
BINGO
  • A candidate for the presidency must be at least ____ years old.
  • ________ may be difficult for the president if another party is the majority party in Congress.
  • The president selects this main group of advisors.
powers of the president
Powers of The President

1. Appointment

  • Who’s appointed?
  • Problem of divided government
  • Strategies for approval
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Powers of The President

2. Convene Congress

  • Special Session – summarize
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Powers of The President

3. Make treaties

  • Subject to approval
  • Power to undo
  • Executive agreement
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Powers of the President

4. VETO!

  • 2500 vetoes/ 100 overrides
  • Veto threat
the president powers
The President- Powers

5. Commander in chief

  • Prez vs. Congress
  • War Powers Act of 1973 - define
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The President- Powers

6. Pardon

  • Commutation lessens punishment
  • Pardon excuses the offense
bingo match with a power
BINGO – match with a power

4. Treaties require the approval of these people.

5. Informal treaties made by the president are called…

6. A power the president has over the judicial branch.

bingo continued
BINGO continued…

7. The president can send troops into conflict for up to 60 days. _____________

8. The president prepares this important plan every year. ____________________

9. The president gives a speech urging voters to support a candidate. _________

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The President- Powers

Bully pulpit – define…

executive orders
Executive Orders

Rules made by the president that have the force of law. These orders have to do with how laws are carried out.

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Executive Orders

Congress passed a law permitting the president to keep some federal land free from commercial development.

President Carter used an executive order to create protected land in Alaska.

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Executive Orders

Bush and stem cell research

Obama and executive pay, Guantanamo Bay,

executive privilege
Executive Privilege

The right of the president and other high-ranking members of the executive branch to refuse information to Congress or a court.

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Executive Privilege

United States v. Nixon

President Nixon was ordered to surrender tape recordings of official meetings regarding the Watergate scandal.

notes add to presidential powers n b 23
Notes: Add to Presidential Powers N.B. #23

Use Ch. 8 sec. 2 starting on p. 220 to answer the following questions:

  • What is an electoral vote? How many does one need to win the presidency?
  • How is the number of Electoral College votes determined for each state?
  • Why is the Electoral College known as a “winner-take-all” system? Why is this important?