The Presidency

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THE PRESIDENCY
16oo Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC
WHAT DO WE KNOW?
1. In your notebook copy the following list of dates:
1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012
2. Beside each date write the candidate that won the Presidential
elections and the party he/she represented.
ANSWERS:
 1976 – Jimmy Carter (D)
 1980/84 – Ronald Reagan (R)
 1988 – George Bush (R)
 1992/96 – William Clinton (D)
 2000/04 – George W. Bush (R)
 2008/2012 – Barack Obama (D)
QUESTION:
Would you like to be
President?
Why or why not.
ROLES
 Chief Executive
 Commander in Chief
 Chief Agenda Setter – State of the Union Address
 Representative of the Nation
 Chief of State – diplomacy
 Foreign Policy Leader
 Party Leader
AMMENDMENTS:
22nd Amendment?
25th Amendment?
PRESIDENTIAL
SUCCESSION
1. Turn to page 147
2. Look up the people that represent #1 to #7
3. Write their names next to their titles in your packet
EXECUTIVE POWERS:
 Executing Laws
 Appointing Officials
 Executive Privilege
DIPLOMATIC POWERS:
 Making Treaties
 Making Executive Agreements
 Recognizing Countries
 Committing Troops
 War Powers Act
JUDICIAL POWERS:
 Appoint Justices
 Reprieves
 Pardons
 Commutation
LEGISLATIVE POWERS:
 Recommending Legislation
 Vetoing Legislation
 Lobbying
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