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COMMANDER IN CHIEF
-HEAD OF U.S ARMED FORCES
-GIVES ORDERS TO MILITARY OFFICES
-60 days battle (police action)
CHIEF EXECUTIVE
- NATION'S FEDERAL LAWS
- INTERPRETATION IS INEVITABLE
HEAD OF STATE
- CEREMONIAL
- CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
CHIEF DIPLOMAT
- DIRECTS FOREIGN POLICY
CHIEF OF PARTY
- CAMPAIGN ON BEHALF OF PARTY MEMBERS
- ATTEND FUNDRAISERS
- SELECT PARTY'S NATIONAL CHAIRPERSON
QUALIFICATIONS TO BE PRESIDENT
35 YEARS OLD
NATURAL BORN CITIZEN
RESIDENT FOR 14 YEARS
22nd AMENDMENT
NO ONE CAN BE ELECTED MORE THAN TWICE OR SERVE MORE THAN 10 YEARS
12TH AMENDMENT
PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION --> VP THEN SPEAKER OF HOUSE THEN PRESIDENT PRO TEMP OF SENATE
HOW DOES A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE CHOOSE A RUNNING MATE? (VP)
LOOKS FOR SOMEONE WHO WILL INCREASE CHANCES; WELL KNOWN; FOLLOWS SAME AGENDA; CHOSE TO RUN AS A TEAM
PRIMARY
WHEN PARTIES DECIDE THEIR CANDIDATES FOR THE UPCOMING ELECTOIN
NATIONAL CONVENTION
NOMINATING CONVENTION TO ANNOUNCE THE OFFICIAL NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT
THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE
FRAMERS CREATED THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE DURING THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION;
SO THE PEOPLE WOULDN'T BRING THE KING BACK
HOW DOES THE E.C WORK?
CANDIDATES MUST RECEIVE ABSOLUTE MAJORITY OF VOTES CAST
HOW ARE THE E.C VOTES COUNTED?
EACH STATE GETS A CERTAIN NUMBER OF VOTES BASED ON THEIR POPULATION
WHAT ARE THE THREE MAJOR DEFECTS FOR THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE?
- WINNER OF POPULAR VOTE MAY NOT WIN PRESIDENCY
- NO LAW REQUIRING TO VOTE FOR THE ONE WHO WINS POPULAR
- "WINNER TAKES ALL"
PROPORTIONAL PLAN
EACH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WOULD RECEIVE THE SAME SHARE OF A STATE'S ELECTORAL VOTE AS THEY RECEIVED IN THE STATE'S POPULAR VOTE
DIRECT POPULAR ELECTION
GET RID OF THE E.C; LET PEOPLE DIRECTLY VOTE FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
NATIONAL BONUS PLAN
WINNER OF POPULAR VOTE WOULD GET 102 ADDITIONAL ELECTORAL VOTES
IF NO ONE RECEIVED 321 E.V'S, A RUN OFF ELECTION WOULD BE HELD
WHAT ARTICLE CREATED THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH? WHY IS IT CONTROVERSIAL?
ARTICLE II; B/C IT GIVES TOO MUCH POWER TO ONE SINGLE MAN W/O MANY RESTRICTIONS
5 REASONS WHY PRESIDENTIAL POWER HAS GROWN
- INCREASED RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE FED. GOVERNMENT
- ONE SINGLE EXECUTIVE AS OPPOSED TO 535 MEMBERS
- COMPLEX SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC LIFE
- NATIONAL EMERGENCY & WAR -> 9/11
- ATTRACTS LOTS OF MEDIA ATTENTION
what is an executive order?
a direct rule or regulation issued by chief of executive or subordinates, based on constitutional or statutory authority and having the force of law
what is the appointment power?
the power of the president to appoint people to office
- judges, cabinet members, armed force officers, head of I.A's
what is a treaty?
formalized by senate
what is an executive agreement?
an agreement between executive leaders