Presidential Powers and the Bomb

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Presidential Powers and the Bomb

  1. 1. The Roles of the President<br />
  2. 2. How to Read this PowerPoint<br />Remember: Your objective is to evaluate the President’s decision to drop the bomb<br />- Consider these roles of the President to determine if he should truly have that Power in the first place <br />
  3. 3. The President: Some Facts<br />Elected to a four-year term by the people who elect electors.<br />The Slate of electors make up the Electoral College<br />The 22nd Amendment places a term limit on the Presidency.<br />Must be 35, 14 year resident and a natural born citizen.<br />
  4. 4. Role: Chief of State<br />Acts as example for and symbol of the United States<br />Represents America at special occasions and ceremonies.<br />Kings and Queens are heads of state.<br />Awarding medals and speechmaking are examples of this role.<br />
  5. 5. Role: Chief Executive<br />Acts as boss of federal government workers in 14 executive departments.<br />These departments help the President carry out, enforce, or execute the law.<br />The president chooses cabinet members to advise and assist him.<br />Example: Holding cabinet meetings and appointing federal officials.<br />
  6. 6. The Chief Executive<br />The Offices of the Executive Branch are found in the White House and other federal buildings in Washington D.C.<br />
  7. 7. Role: Chief Diplomat<br />Conducts foreign policy by directing the actions of American ambassadors.<br />Signs treaties and trade agreements with leaders of other nations.<br />
  8. 8. In charge of US Armed Forces.<br />President decides where armed forces are to be stationed, weapons to be used.<br />Role: Commander-In-Chief<br />
  9. 9. Role: Chief Legislator<br />Congress has the power to make laws.<br />President can propose bills and must sign bills into law.<br />He often calls members of Congress to lobby for his agenda.<br />Presents his agenda to Congress in the annual State of the Union address.<br />
  10. 10. Role: Chief Legislator<br />President Reagan before a joint-session of Congress.<br />
  11. 11. Role: Chief of the Party<br />Presidents help members of their party get elected or appointed to office.<br />They make campaign speeches needed for re-election.<br />Head of fund-raising for the party.<br />
  12. 12. Monitors<br />unemployment,<br />Inflation, taxation, business,<br />and general welfare of the nation.<br />He does not control the economy, but he gets credit if it goes well.<br />Chief Guardian of the Economy<br />
  13. 13. The Presidency<br />Do you think the Powers given to the President are appropriate? (too much, too little etc.)<br />If not, how do you think they should be changed? Think about that in context of dropping the bomb.<br />

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