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    Roles of the prez Roles of the prez Presentation Transcript

    • THE PRESIDENCY The Job Succession Nominating Electing
    • WHO CAN BE PRESIDENT?  Natural born citizen  At least 35 years old  JFK (youngest elected); TR (youngest to serve); Reagan (oldest elected)  14 years a resident of US Informal Qualifications
    • THE PRESIDENT’S TERM  Four year s, with an option for four more  Not codified until 1951…Why? (22 nd Amendment)  George Washington’s precedent  Should the 22 nd Amendment be repealed?  Would a single, 6 year term be better?
    • HOW’S THE PAY?  $400,000/year with $50,000 a year expense  Perks:
    • WHAT DOES THE PRESIDENT DO?
    • CHIEF OF STATE  “personal embodiment and representative of their dignity and majesty” – W. H. Taft http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXuxCqPKflo (Bush throws first pitch_
    • CHIEF EXECUTIVE/ CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR  Leader of the executive branch  What does this include?  2.7 million employees  $2.5 trillion budget
    • CHIEF DIPLOMAT  Architect of foreign policy
    • COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF  Leads the armed forces  Why has the president’s power in this realm grown?
    • CHIEF LEGISLATOR  Sets the public policy agenda  CANNOT write laws  Suggests, initiates, insists and demands from Congress
    • NON-CONSTITUTIONAL ROLES Chief of Party Chief Citizen  “place of moral leadership” -- FDR
    • THE BULLY PULPIT