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111610 gov president powers 100m

  1. 1. Notebook Return Delayed: Due to illness. Please take out a separate piece of paper. You should have 2 so far: 1: Primary Election 2: General Election 3 (this one): Presidential Powers
  2. 2. DRAW A LINE SEPARATING TODAY & YESTERDAY 1) Write: Date: 11/16/10, Topic: President Power 2) Next line, write “Opener #44” and then: 1) Write 1 high+1 low in last 24 hours 2) Rate your understanding of yesterday: lost<1-5>too easy (3 is perfect) 3) Respond to the Opener by writing at least 1 sentences about: Your opinions/thoughts OR/AND Questions sparked by the clip OR/AND Summary of the clip OR/AND
  3. 3. Agenda 1) Wrap Up Election Sim 2) President Intro What you will be able to do: 1) So what does the president do? Reminder 1) No HW or test this week, best wishes on your college apps!
  4. 4. Quiz (10 Points) 1) Clear desk of everything except a writing tool 2) When done, turn quiz face down. 3) Circle just the dots. 4) Quiz # 1
  5. 5. Review: Ways President Influences Congress a) Appeal to Media/Voters: Media covers story, ppl listen to pres IF pres is popular b) Campaign For/Against Cong Rep: Pres is a powerful campaign tool c) Access to Pres/Parties: Going to the White House is persuasive. d) Do It Without Congress’ Permission: i) Use signing statements to change meaning of laws ii) Use executive orders to order the bureaucracy to do what you want iii) Order military operations (60 days)
  6. 6. Notes #44a, Title: “Pres Powers Notes” 1) Informal Powers inferred from: (Art 2: “Take care…laws be faithfully executed”) a) Signing Statements: President gives his/her opinion on how the law he/she signed should be used b) Executive Orders: Commands executive branch (bureaucracy) to do/not to do something c) Impoundment: Will not spend money congress appropriates to something d) Executive Privilege: Belief Pres can refuse to give Congress or Courts info it thinks will impead Pres’ job in executing laws/security e) Executive Agreements: Promise president makes
  7. 7. Notes #44a, Title: “Pres Powers Notes” 1) Informal Powers inferred from: (Art 2: “Take care…laws be faithfully executed”) a) Signing Statements: President gives his/her opinion on how the law he/she signed should be used
  8. 8. 1) Pretend to be Congress: Write a law 2) Pretend to be the President. Write a signing statement (your opinion or extra orders on the law) Include your signature!
  9. 9. Notes #44a, Title: “Pres Powers Notes” 2) Informal Powers inferred from: (Art 2: “Take care…laws be faithfully executed”) b) Executive Orders: Commands executive branch (bureaucracy) to do/not to do something
  10. 10. Notes # 44a, Title: “Pres Powers Notes” 2) Informal Powers inferred from: (Art 2: “Take care…laws be faithfully executed”) d) Executive Privilege: Belief Pres can refuse to give Congress or Courts info it thinks will impead Pres’ job in executing laws/security
  11. 11. Notes # 43a, Title: “Pres Powers Notes” 2) Informal Powers inferred from: (Art 2: “Take care…laws be faithfully executed”) e) Executive Agreements: Promise president makes other nations
  12. 12. Journ. #44a, “Informal Powers” Work with a partner, and write answers to these questions (write their name at the end): Congress passes a law that says “50 million dollars will be appropriated to reduce teenage pregnancy.” You are the President: 1) As you sign this into law, write a signing statement giving your opinion of this law. 2) Give an executive order to the Dept of Education, some specific action (Exec. Orders are supposed always be connected to laws, but Pres often orders anything, wait for ppl to complain/sue if Pres has gone too far)
  13. 13. Review Former Powers, all found in Art. 2 of Constitution, pres power limited to: a) “Take care…laws be faithfully executed” b) Commander of military c) Pick top bureaucratic officials, judges, ambassadors d) Make treaties e) Control diplomatic recognition f) Grant pardons g) Give Cong. guidance in State of Unions
  14. 14. Review Informal Powers (Art 2: “Take care…laws be faithfully executed”) a) Signing Statements: President gives his/her opinion on how the law he/she signed should be used b) Executive Orders: Commands executive branch (bureaucracy) to do/not to do something c) Impoundment: Will not spend money congress appropriates to something d) Executive Privilege: Belief Pres can refuse to give Congress or Courts info it thinks will impead Pres’ job in executing laws/security e) Executive Agreements: Promise president makes other nations
  15. 15. "I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States...”
  16. 16. Notes # 44b, Title: “Pres Powers Notes” 2) Ways Congress Influences President a) Won’t Pass Laws Pres Wants: Pres then can’t keep his/her promises (cut funding) b) Investigations on Pres: Majority party in Congress calls hearings on Pres and his staff c) Impeachment: House (1/2): decides if impeached, Senate (2/3): decides if kicked out (possible to be impeached and stay in office, 2 have been impeached: Johnson, Clinton)
  17. 17. Journ. #44b, “Impeachments” 1) Read the 2 sides, choose 1 side, and write which you choose and explain why. 2) Then write down what your partner thinks (include their name at the end). 1 2 3 4 5 CON: Impeach Rarely 1) Impeach only for serious crimes, otherwise leaders will only do what’s popular 2) Elections are when we get rid of politicians PRO: Impeach Often 1) Pres as Commander in Chief, like CEOs, if they fail at Journ. fire them 2) People get fired based on performance, so why let someone ruin 4 yrs?
  18. 18. To Impeach: 1) 1/2 House (found “guilty”) 2) 2/3 of Senate (punishment: removed from office?)
  19. 19. Journ. #44b, “Clinton Impeachment” 1) Read the 2 sides, choose 1 side, and write which you choose and explain why. 2) Then write down what your partner thinks (include their name at the end). 1 2 3 4 5 CON: Don’t Impeach 1) Clinton lied about a personal matter, not a govt matter 2) This issue should never have been asked under oath (private lawsuits should wait until he’s out of office) PRO: Impeach Clinton 1) Clinton lied under oath about the affair 2) If pres can lie about anything under oath, we can’t trust he pres, the law is the law
  20. 20. Notes #44c, Title: “POTUS Notes” 3) War Powers Act Pres must tell Cong of military action in 48 hrs AND get permission if longer than 60 days (all pres ignore this)
  21. 21. Journ. #44d, “War Powers Act” 1) Read the 2 sides, choose 1 side, and write which you choose and explain why. 2) Then write down what your partner thinks (include their name at the end). 1 2 3 4 5 CON: WPA is good 1) WPA keeps the president from becoming too powerful 2) If the Pres ever launched an unpopular war, this is 1 of many tools to stop the pres (other being Congress shuts down war funding) PRO: Get rid of the WPA 1) WPA limits Pres job to secure our country, it’s a unconstitutional limit of commander in chief 2) Const. says Pres. is “commander” and commanders don’t have limits.
  22. 22. Journal #44c, Title “Video: Bush Interview” 1) Copy Source Title: NBC-Matt Lauer 2…) Discuss questions on the board with a partner. Summarize your discussion (include their name at the end). Remember participation points are deducted if off task. 5 Reading/Film Qs Come From These Journal Sections Time Bookmark: 00:00
  23. 23. Test Review
  24. 24. Notes # 45a, Title: “Executive Branch Notes” POTUS (Executive Branch) White House Staff (Chief of Staff, Advisors, 1000+) “West Wing” Cabinet: Dept Secretaries Departments + Agencies (Bureaucracy): 2 million (4000 appointed, rest thru merit+testing)
  25. 25. Notes # 45a, Title: “Executive Branch Notes” POTUS (Executive Branch) White House Staff: Volunteer for campaign Cabinet: Be powerful Departments + Agencies: Study for civil exam (usajobs.opm.gov)
  26. 26. President Josiah Bartlet
  27. 27. President’s Personal Assistant
  28. 28. Chief of Staff Leo McGarry
  29. 29. Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman
  30. 30. Communications Director Toby Ziegler
  31. 31. Press Secretary C.J. Cregg
  32. 32. Deputy Communications Director Sam Seaborn
  33. 33. Democratic Party President Candidate Matt Santos
  34. 34. Campaign Manager Josh Lyman
  35. 35. Journ. #45a, Title “West Wing APA Notes” 1) Copy: Sorkin, Aaron. (1999). Shibboleth. West Wing. Burbank, CA: Warner Bros. 2-X) From show, pick out quotes, ideas, or facts that will support your response to the essay prompt. At the very end, write the in text citation format: (Sorkin, 2009). Show Review Topic: How does this episode of West Wing shape your view + wishes of the US Government?
  36. 36. On a the Essay Paper (Fill in ID, 20 Pts) Essay Topic: How does this episode of West Wing shape your view + wishes of the US Government? I don’t want you to think about essay format or paragraph structure, just write. What must be included: 1) Use of show references (quotes/ideas) when they will support what you say. 2) You must use cite each reference, example: (Author, Pub Year). 3) Full APA Reference at the end (copy
  37. 37. On a the Essay Paper (Fill in ID, 20 Pts) Essay Topic: How does this episode of West Wing shape your view + wishes of the US Government? Example: Bartlett in the Pilot Episode reminds us that the role of government is to help people. Where it gets challenging is which people do we help? Do we help Cuban refugees who risked their life to come to America (Sorkin, 2009.)? Laws must be enforced, but we must be human in our actions as well. References
  38. 38. On a the Essay Paper (Fill in ID, 20 Pts) Essay Topic: How does this episode of West Wing shape your view + wishes of the US Government? Example: Bartlett in the Pilot Episode reminds us that the government acts inconsistently and often immaturely. Bartlett throws up representatives of citizen groups because his anger over an unrelated incident (Sorkin, 2009). A president needs to be able to make decisions free of personal feelings. References
  39. 39. Essay Topic: How does this episode of West Wing shape your view + wishes of the US Government? What must be included: 1) Use of show references
  40. 40. TEST PROCEDURES 1) Bubble 4 last digits of your student ID and write your name, period. 2) Remember to copy “Title” from the test on to your answer sheet. 3) Write your name on the test itself, but do not write anything else on it. 4) Leave Question 1 on answer sheet blank BEST WISHES!
  41. 41. TEST DEBRIEF 1) Make sure your test and scantron have been turned in. No papers, pens, pencils may be out. 2) For security reasons, your test will be voided if any electronic devices or note taking is seen during the debrief. Thank you. QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TEST?
  42. 42. Homework: 1) Study for Test 2 that is on Friday

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