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3 informal powers of the president

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Informal Powers of the President

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3 informal powers of the president

  1. 1. Unit IV Lesson 3 Informal Powers of the President Or Can He?...
  2. 2. Essential Question: • What are the institutions and policy-making processes of the national government? • What are the links between the branches of the national government, political parties, interest groups, public opinion, the media, and state and local governments?
  3. 3. “Enumerated” • Law Enforcement • Treaties • Pardons/Reprieves • Appointments • Commander-in-Chief
  4. 4. 2015
  5. 5. “Ratified” 2/3rds
  6. 6. 2001-2009 “Ratify” 5 2001-2015
  7. 7. Executive Agreements- Pacts between a President and another head of state that are nearly IDENTICAL to treaties but do NOT require Senate approval and only last the duration of a President’s term (NOT mentioned in the U.S. Constitution) Executive Agreements Executive Agreements Executive Agreements Treaties
  8. 8. “Domestic Policy” From 1940-Present, the U.S. entered into 55 treaties and into 13,016 executive agreements “Foreign Policy”`
  9. 9. “Domestic Policy” “Foreign Policy”
  10. 10. The Legislative Process Unit V
  11. 11. “Executive Order” “Domestic Policy”
  12. 12. Executive Orders – Instructions issued by the President that carry the same legal authority as laws but BYPASS the Legislative Branch (NOT mentioned in the U.S. Constitution) * Carry out (enforce) laws passed by Congress “Executive Orders” “Law” Unit I
  13. 13. “Executive Order” “Law”
  14. 14. Checks and Balances
  15. 15. Unit I “Separation of Power” “Checks and Balances”
  16. 16. 2014
  17. 17. Since World War II, Presidents have relied more heavily on negotiating executive agreements rather than treaties, as a result of which of the following? A. Executive agreements are less cumbersome to finalize than treaties B. The Cold War made it difficult for the President to make treaties with communist countries C. The office of the President has been weakening in the years following WWII D. The Senate refuses to discuss foreign policy with the President
  18. 18. Which of the following statements BEST describes the prevailing view of the power of the president today? A. The president is primarily an administrator carrying out the will of Congress B. The president is the voice of the nation but cannot take any important action without the approval of Congress C.The president has great authority domestically but very little power internationally D. The power of the president has expanded drastically both domestically and abroad since ratification of the Constitution

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