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112409 Gov Presidential Powers 100m

  1. 1. Good Day! DRAW A LINE SEPARATING TODAY & YESTERDAY 1) Write: Date: 11/24/09 , Topic: Presidential Powers 2) On the next line, write “ Opener #48 ” and then: 1) Plot your mood, reflect in 1 sent . 2) Respond to the opener by writing at least 2 sentences about : Your opinions/thoughts OR/AND Questions sparked by the clip OR/AND Summary of the clip OR/AND Other things going on in the news. Announcements: None Intro Music: Untitled
  2. 2. Agenda 1) President Powers 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!
  3. 5. Review 1) Legislative Branch : Research laws, creates laws, and investigates if laws are being carried out by the executive branch 2) Executive Branch : President overseas the bureaucracy in executing the laws of Congress 3) Judicial Branch : Interprets the constitutional and laws for the country when people disagree to their interpretation.
  4. 6. Review 4) 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 h) Veto bills (Art. 2)
  5. 7. "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
  6. 15. Notes #48a , Title: “ Presidential Powers Notes ” 1) Congress has passed laws giving pres (OMB) power to draft 1 st Federal Budget: Congress need not follow, Cong can + edit change budget bill.
  7. 17. 2) Congress tried to give pres (1996): a) Line Item Veto: Right to veto parts of a bill (riders), Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional
  8. 19. Work #48a , “ Line Item Veto Debate ” 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: No line item veto 1) Gives pres too much power, Congress passed laws “as they are” for a reason 2) President doesn’t know local needs PRO: Add amendment to give pres power 1) Lets president cut waste (earmarks) to make gov more efficient 2) There is too much debt, someone needs to take charge
  9. 24. Work #48b , “ Presidential Powers ” 1) Look over the budget chart with partner and propose % cuts + increases ( include their name ). Terms: Medicare: Health for 65+ Income Security: Welfare Health: Health for poor + medical research. Net Interest: Debt Admin Justice: FBI, DOJ International Affairs: Foreign Aid Gen Govt: Misc
  10. 26. Notes #48b , Title: “ Pres Powers Notes ” 3) 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 other nations
  11. 27. Notes #48b , Title: “ Pres Powers Notes ” 3) 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
  12. 28. 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)
  13. 29. Notes #48b , Title: “ Pres Powers Notes ” 3) 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
  14. 30. Notes #48b , Title: “ Pres Powers Notes ” 3) 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
  15. 31. Notes #48b , Title: “ Pres Powers Notes ” 3) Informal Powers inferred from: ( Art 2: “Take care…laws be faithfully executed” ) e) Executive Agreements: Promise president makes other nations
  16. 33. Notes #48b , Title: “ Pres Powers Notes ” 3) 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 other nations
  17. 34. Work #48c , “ 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) 3) Impound the money, say how much of $50 million will you choose not to spend.
  18. 35. Notes #48c , Title: “ POTUS Notes ” 4) Recent Laws to Limit the President a) Impoundment Act: Congress demand Pres to spend money they wrote into law b) War Powers Act: Pres must tell Cong of military action in 48 hrs AND get permission if longer than 60 days
  19. 36. Work #48d , “ 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) WPA doesn’t even work, if Pres starts war, realistically Congress can’t easily end the war
  20. 38. President Josiah Bartlet
  21. 39. President’s Personal Assistant
  22. 40. Chief of Staff Leo McGarry
  23. 41. Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman
  24. 42. Communications Director Toby Ziegler
  25. 43. Press Secretary C.J. Cregg
  26. 44. Deputy Communications Director Sam Seaborn
  27. 45. Democratic Party President Candidate Matt Santos
  28. 46. Campaign Manager Josh Lyman
  29. 47. Work #48e , Title “ Video: Presidential Power ” 1) Copy Source Title: Annenberg 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 Work Sections Time Bookmark: 00:00
  30. 48. Work #48f , 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). Essay Topic: How does this episode of West Wing shape what you want your government to be like?
  31. 49. On a the Essay Paper ( Fill in ID , 20 Pts) Essay Topic: How does this episode of West Wing shape what you want your government to be like? 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 #1 from Work 8a) under References
  32. 50. On a the Essay Paper ( Fill in ID , 20 Pts) Essay Topic: How does this episode of West Wing shape what you want your government to be like? 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 Sorkin, Aaron. (1999). Shibboleth. West Wing. Burbank, CA: Warner Bros.
  33. 51. On a the Essay Paper ( Fill in ID , 20 Pts) Essay Topic: How does this episode of West Wing shape what you want your government to be like? 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 Sorkin, Aaron. (1999). Shibboleth. West Wing. Burbank, CA: Warner Bros.
  34. 52. Essay Topic: How does this episode of West Wing shape what you want your government to be like? 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 #1 from Work 8a) under References
  35. 53. Check-in ( 10 points ) 1) By Sunday night, fill out the check-in form on the class site. 2) If you don’t have internet, do it at the library or here after class.
  36. 54. Workbook Check (100 Points): Make Sure: 1) Name + Period written on cover AND side of notebook 2) Opener #s are highlighted 3) Plastic bag inside inside cover 4) Schedule/syllabus inside cover 5) Reference sheets inside cover Staple with the staples grappling in.
  37. 55. Homework: 1) No homework, have a wonderful holiday. 2) Reminder, Workbook Check 2 after break. Workbook Check: If your name is called, drop off your workbook with Mr. Chiang ( if requested, points lost if your workbook is not turned in )

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