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Qualifications for Presidency; Terms
natural born citizen, 14 year living in us, 35 or older; limit of ten years, 22nd amen: 2 terms
Role of VP
tie breaker in Senate, decide if p is capable, fill in for pres. if killed or incapacitated
successsion
p, vp, speaker of house, president pro tempore, Cabinet
Presidential Powers
Military: commander in chief, Diplomatic: make treaties w/ senate agreement and executive agreement, Executive: executive orders, appointments, pardons, repeieves, Legislative: veto, can call a state of the union address, special sessions, adjournment, Evolutionary: economic planning, impoundment, confidentiality, persuasion
dept of agriculture
helps farms
dept of commerce
promotes nations trade
dept of defense
defends national security
dept of education
coordinates federal assistance programs
dept of energy
sets national energy policies
dept of health and human service
protect pulic health
dept of housing and urban development
preserves nations communities
dept of the interior
protects pulic lands
dept of justice
represents gov in legal matters
dept of labor
promotes welfare of workers
dept of state
foreign policy
dept of transportation
transportation policies
dept of the treasury
formulates and sets finance and tax policy
dept of vetrans affairs
provides benefits for armed services
Executive Office of the President
Agencies and individuals who directly help the president, OMB, NSC, NEC, White House Office
Iron Triangle
A mutually advantageous relationship among congressional committees, interest groups, and governmental agencies in an effort to influence legislation and policy.
The Weberian Model
Weer was an ineteenth century German sociologist. His classis conception of bureaucracy was as a well organized, complex machine that is a rational way for a modern society to organize its business; heirarchy, specialization, rules, merit principle, impersonality.
Characteristics of American Federal Bureaucracy
1-political authority is shared
2-it operates under close public scrutinty
3-government agencies regulate privately owned enterprises
dept of transportation
transportation policies
dept of the treasury
formulates and sets finance and tax policy
dept of vetrans affairs
provides benefits for armed services
Executive Office of the President
Agencies and individuals who directly help the president, OMB, NSC, NEC, White House Office
Iron Triangle
A mutually advantageous relationship among congressional committees, interest groups, and governmental agencies in an effort to influence legislation and policy.
The Weberian Model
Weer was an ineteenth century German sociologist. His classis conception of bureaucracy was as a well organized, complex machine that is a rational way for a modern society to organize its business; heirarchy, specialization, rules, merit principle, impersonality.
Characteristics of American Federal Bureaucracy
1-political authority is shared
2-it operates under close public scrutinty
3-government agencies regulate privately owned enterprises
Growth of the Bureaucracy
1789-first depart. of state was created to assist the new secretary of state, tj
1789-1829-growth: jackson's spoils system... problem was that new people needed new jobs and people were concerned w/ uneducated people in positions
The Pendleton Act: created the civil service commission which somewhat destroyed jacksons spoils system and put in a merit system
1939-Hatch Act: tried to separate partisanship from position
1950s: the merit system had grown to cover about 90 percent of all federal employees as bureaucracy grew
Independent Regulatory commissions
Protect the public interest, 5-11 commissioners each and cannot be removed; SEC, FTC (anti trust laws, unfair competition), National Labor Relations Boards (prevents and remedy unfair practices)
Govt Corporations
Postal Service, Amtrak, PBS
Independent Executive Angencies
NASA, CIA, special areas overseen