Presidency Review

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PRESIDENCY REVIEW

Structure of the Office of the President

White House Office, Executive Offices,

Cabinet Posts

Appointed by, confirmed?considerations when making

appointments

Importance??

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Presidential veto

Types of vetoThreat of veto as leverageDifficulty of overridingExtent of useLine-item veto??

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Presidents and foreign policy

Powers stated in the Constitution

(shared and alone)

Executive agreementCongress and foreign policy

(Constitutional powers)

Congress, President, and foreign policy

since WWII

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Presidents and their use of media

“Bully pulpit”Advantage over CongressHelpful in expansion of

Presidential authority in the modern era

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Presidential nomination process

Changing role of primaries and

caucuses

DNC and RNCConvention delegatesAre Convention delegates

representative of the rank-and-file party member?

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ELECTORAL COLLEGE

Why adopted?How it works?Electoral votes per state?How are electoral votes assigned to

candidates?

How does it influence campaigns?How does it influence third parties?Can you win an election with less than

50% of the popular vote?

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Presidents and saying “No”

VetoExecutive privilege (Nixon and

Clinton)

Impoundment

Presidents and executive orders

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Presidents and Pursuit of Legislative Agenda

MediaPopularityPartisan loyaltieslobbying “honeymoon” period

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REMOVAL OF A PRESIDENT

ImpeachmentTrialconviction

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