Chapter #8 Essay

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1.) Presidential powers are quite broad. Discuss other constitutional peers of the president (6) as well as the checks, which have been place on them.
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1. Power to appoint: president picks ambassadors, public ministers, etc with consent of senate. 2. Power to convene congress: president has to periodically inform congress of the state of union. 3. Power to make treaties: president can make treaties as long as senate approves with a 2/3 members present. 4. Power to veto: turn down a bill, congress can override with a 2/3 vote. 5. Power to grant pardon: check on judicial power, president can pardon criminals with minor felonies. 6. Commander in chief: in charge of militia.
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2.) Which is the most important and which one is the least important, please support your claim.
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•Most important: The power to pardon, this can really get out of had and put peoples life at risk •Least Important: Power to make Treaties bacuse he doesn’t have all the power, senate also has power
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3.)Over the years presidential powers had been expanded. Discuss with examples how presidential power is expanded.
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1. Legislative power: president has the power to go public to expose congress people opposing to vote on a bill. 2. Executive agreement: president can declare war w/o congress approval as long as he notifies within 60 days.
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4.) Are these appropriate and why?
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•These are appropriate because the president going public helps people really think about the next time they vote and see the candidates ways. •The congress can take a while to decide if they should or shouldn’t go to war so its convenient for the president to be able to declare war
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5.) Discuss the major influences that help the president oversee our country.
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1.President’s Cabinet •14 departments of secretaries • Kitchen Cabinet 2. The EOP: White house office • made of Advisors and assistants •Headed by chief of staff 3.Office of Management and budget • in charge of annual budget •OMB Director appointed
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6.)Today which is the most influential?
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•The EOP because because it deals with foreign policies and several informal advisors. This advisors can help without going thro formal parodical and have a little more freedom since its informal
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7.)If you could suggest one reform of the presidency what would it be and why?
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• I suggest for the president to make a policy that is more strict with Financial aid and really gov it to students who are taking school seriously

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