PS 101 The Presidency Fall 2009

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PS 101 The Presidency Fall 2009

  1. 1. The Presidency Dr. Christopher S. Rice
  2. 2. Setting precedents Early US presidents & their actions…
  3. 3. What explains the expansion of presidential power?
  4. 4. 4 Factors
  5. 5. Vague Energy Constitutional Provisions Expansion of Presidential Power Changing Congressional Public Delegation of Expectations Power, Authority
  6. 6. Roles and Powers of the President
  7. 7. Chief of State
  8. 8. The Power to Persuade
  9. 9. The “Bully Pulpit”
  10. 10. State of the Union Address
  11. 11. Success! FAIL The Importance of Approval Ratings
  12. 12. Chief Diplomat
  13. 13. Treaty Power Power to negotiate treaties, official agreements with other countries
  14. 14. The Need for Senate Ratification
  15. 15. Executive Agreement Legal contracts with foreign countries that require only a presidential signature
  16. 16. Manager of the Economy
  17. 17. Employment Act of 1946
  18. 18. The Budgetary Process (c) 2008 L.A. Times
  19. 19. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  20. 20. Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
  21. 21. Commander-in-Chief
  22. 22. Conveys significant authority over foreign affairs
  23. 23. 1861 - U.S. Civil War - 1865 Action on Military Matters Congress President
  24. 24. United States vs. Curtiss-Wright (1936)
  25. 25. Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v Sawyer (1951)
  26. 26. War Powers Resolution (1973)
  27. 27. Chief Executive
  28. 28. Appointment Power
  29. 29. Constitution allows presidents to “appoint Ambassadors, other public ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court… and all other Officers of the United States.”
  30. 30. Advice & Consent
  31. 31. Inherent Executive Power
  32. 32. Executive Orders directives to government employees which carry the weight of law unless they contradict acts passed by Congress
  33. 33. Executive Privilege right of the president to deny Congress the information it requests
  34. 34. Chief Legislator
  35. 35. Power to Recommend Constitution encourages presidents to recommend for Congressional “consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”
  36. 36. Iʼm in ur Congress Ignorinʼ ur President
  37. 37. The “Honeymoon Period” (and the importance of approval ratings)
  38. 38. Presidential Action • There are FOUR (4) possible actions the president may take: – Sign the bill and it becomes law. – Veto the bill and return it to Congress. – Take no action and the bill will become law after ten (10) days. – Pocket Veto – Take no action and if Congress adjourns within ten (10) days, the bill dies without his signature.
  39. 39. Presidential Action • There are FOUR (4) possible actions the president may take: – Sign the bill and it becomes law. – Veto the bill and return it to Congress. – Take no action and the bill will become law after ten (10) days. – Pocket Veto – Take no action and if Congress adjourns within ten (10) days, the bill dies without his signature.
  40. 40. Presidential Action • There are FOUR (4) possible actions the president may take: – Sign the bill and it becomes law. – Veto the bill and return it to Congress. – Take no action and the bill will become law after ten (10) days. – Pocket Veto – Take no action and if Congress adjourns within ten (10) days, the bill dies without his signature.
  41. 41. Veto Power Most important FORMAL presidential power
  42. 42. FAIL
  43. 43. Vetoes are a NEGATIVE option, not a POSITIVE method
  44. 44. Presidential Action • There are FOUR (4) possible actions the president may take: – Sign the bill and it becomes law. – Veto the bill and return it to Congress. – Take no action and the bill will become law after ten (10) days. – Pocket Veto – Take no action and if Congress adjourns within ten (10) days, the bill dies without his signature.
  45. 45. Presidential Action • There are FOUR (4) possible actions the president may take: – Sign the bill and it becomes law. – Veto the bill and return it to Congress. – Take no action and the bill will become law after ten (10) days. – Pocket Veto – Take no action and if Congress adjourns within ten (10) days, the bill dies without his signature.
  46. 46. Reagan and the Pocket Veto
  47. 47. The Vice-Presidency
  48. 48. What does the Vice-President DO, anyway?
  49. 49. “…the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.” John Adams, the first Vice- President
  50. 50. “…not worth a pitcher of warm piss.” John Nance Garner, the 32nd Vice- President
  51. 51. “Once there were two brothers. One went away to sea; the other was elected Vice-President of the United States. And nothing was ever heard of either of them again.” Thomas R. Marshall, the 28th Vice- President
  52. 52. What does the Vice-President DO, anyway?
  53. 53. A Heartbeat Away...
  54. 54. Constitution: Should the President die or become disabled while in office, "powers and duties" of the office transferred to the Vice President.
  55. 55. 25th Amendment to the Rescue!
  56. 56. And the First Runner-Up is... (cc) 2005 Flickr user feastoffools
  57. 57. 12th Amendment (1804)
  58. 58. 25th Amendment (1967)
  59. 59. Okay, so I AM your Stepping Stone (cc) 2007 Flickr user .Gladius

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