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  • 1. Presidential Roles & Responsibilities The Many Hats of the American President
  • 2. question of the day • within 10 calories, how many calories is a typical 5 oz. paczki? • more than 400, less than 450. • 420
  • 3. presidency unit: administrative • roughly three weeks. • that puts your next test somewhere between march 13th-18th. • no long-term project. • need to bring your government textbook to class every day. • keep everything I give you for your binder.
  • 4. presidency unit: topics • roles & responsibilities. • inaugural addresses & state of the union speeches. • growth of executive powers. • first 100 days. • security/secret service. • Impeachment. • first ladies. • famous presidents. • presidential characteristics. • vice presidency. • bureaucracy.
  • 5. quick review • what are the branches of the U.S. government? • what is separation of powers/checks and balances? • why did the Framers write these checks and balances into the Constitution?
  • 6. today’s objective • identify the major responsibilities and roles of the President of the United States.
  • 7. the president’s job description • work, with a partner, to read ch. 13 section 1 and complete the reading guide. • when completed, quiz each other on the vocabulary…a vocabulary game is imminent.
  • 8. breaking it down • what are the eight different roles the president must play at the same time? • what are three formal qualifications to be president? – what do you think? • what restriction on presidential terms is in place? – do you agree?
  • 9. (continued) • what amendment set this limit? • why do some want it removed? Why do some want it to stay in place? – what do you think? • what does the president get paid? – is that a fair salary?
  • 10. critical thinking: your turn • informal qualifications to be president:
  • 11. vocabulary extravaganza • rules: – 2 teams. – one member from each team comes to the front, faces away from the board. – a vocabulary word will be projected on the board. – your job is to describe the vocabulary word to your teammate so they can guess it. – you get three hints. – each hint may not be longer than 3 words. – i may use some words that are not on your vocabulary list-- just to make things interesting.
  • 12. example BANANA • you might say: “curved yellow fruit,” or, “monkeys eat it.” • got it?
  • 13. round 1 commander in chief
  • 14. round 2 chief citizen
  • 15. round 3 chief of state
  • 16. round 4 The President of the United States
  • 17. round 5 chief executive
  • 18. round 6 chief diplomat
  • 19. round 7 chief of party
  • 20. round 8 mr. traxler
  • 21. round 9 Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR)
  • 22. round 10 John F. Kennedy
  • 23. objective: revisited • somebody name and explain one role of the president. • and another. • and one more.