Ch 14 section 1: The Growth of Presidential Power The Big Idea: The Constitution established the office of President, but debate about the extent of the office’s powers has continued throughout the nation’s history. vocabulary • Executive Article • Mass media • Imperial presidency Notes • What does Article II of the US Constitution outline? • How has the power of the president grown over the years? • How does the President’s person views affect how the power of the president changes? Chapter 14 Section 2: The President’s Executive Powers Big Idea: The President has great power to give orders, to decide how laws are carried out, ant to appoint federal officials. vocabulary • Oath of office • Executive order • Ordinance power notes • How does the President have the power to execute or enforce federal law? • How does the President obtain the ordinance powers? • List the top ranking officials that the President appoints: • How does the appointing process work? • Summarize the historical debate of the removal power: Chapter 14 Section 3: Diplomatic and Military Powers Big Idea: While the President shares various diplomatic and military powers with Congress, in some areas his power is almost unlimited. Vocabulary • • • • Treaty Executive agreement Recognition Persona non grata notes • How are treaties made and approved? • Why and how are executive agreements made? • Give 2 historic examples of “power of recognition” • What does the role of “Commander in Chief” mean? Chapter 14 Section 4: Legislative and Judicial Powers Big Idea: As part of the system of checks and balances, the Constitution gives the President important legislative and judicial powers. Vocabulary • • • • • • Line-item veto Reprieve Pardon Clemency Commutation Amnesty notes • What are the President’s two major legislative powers? • How are these powers important to the system of checks and balances? • What are the President’s major judicial powers?