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CHAPTER 29 A World without Walls: Globalization and the West

The Executive Branch

Why would you want to be president? Why would you not want to be president?Who does the president represent?

Warm-up

Today I will analyze the executive branch of the US government by understanding the roles of the president and how the executive branch is organized.Content Objective

Two four-year termsGeorge Washington set precedent22nd Amendment35 years oldNatural-born citizen14 years of residency

The Office

Execute (carry out) laws To avoid a king, president given many checks on powerMost powerful man in the world?

Chief Executive

President cannot make lawsAppointments approved by CongressSupreme Court decides if presidents actions are constitutionalMay be impeached

Checks on Power

Needs no congressional approvalCannot violate other lawsCannot violate Constitution

Why are executive orders considered controversial?

Executive OrdersExecutive Orders

Civilian authorityWar Powers ResolutionTroops may not stay more than 60 days

What is considered the biggest military decision a president has made?

Commander-in-chief

Sets foreign policyAppoints ambassadorsExecutive agreementsGive aidNAFTAChief Diplomat

State of the Union AddressAppeals to special interest groups and the public to gain support for his ideasOnly 4% of 2500 vetoes have ever been overturnedBudget planDomestic Policyexecutive branch

Appoints federal judgesWith Senate approvalStay of executionGranting a pardon

The President and the Courts

Complete Study Guide Packet pgs.

Assignment