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