POLS 206 Exam 3 Part 2 (President)
Lipsmeyer POLS 206 Spring 2015 Texas A&M University
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The founders set up our system so that the president would...
NOT have all mighty power
The president cannot control Congress because ....
he can't propose any bills
Where might the president be powerful?
-dictates executive branch
-appoints very top layer of branch
Where did Truman say presidential power came from?
Richard Neustadt wrote "Presidential Power and the Modern President" which states that ______ makes a president powerful.
bargaining : if he is good at it, he can accomplish a lot
4 tools that the presidents have at their disposal (4P's)
how the president relates to his party
Head of State (ceremonial position)
1. Military (commander and chief)
2.Judicial (granting pardons)
3.Diplomatic (foreign nations)
Head of Government (domestic role)
-execution of laws
-appoint federal judges
-domestic military power
-has to give congress state of the union
Who came up with the presidential cabinet?
George W. vetoed bills based on if it was what?
Presidents dont have the power of ________ after George W.
When George Washington steps down from office, a lot of his powers went to who?
Thomas Jefferson added the power of being what kind of leader?
Jeffersons campaign de-emphasizes the federal government but once he is elected, how does he address this?
believes that a strong federal system is important
Who was the first president that considered himself as a representative of the people?
How did this affect voter turnout?
Andrew Jackson , Mr. Twenty; voter turnout was 6X more
Lincoln would sometime ignore what important document
THE CONSTITUTION ITSELF
"Break the Constitution to save the NATION!"
How does Lincoln break the rules of the constitution?
-does many things without congressional approval (blockades southern ports, raises troop limits, spent money not appropriated by congress, took loans on US credit)
-suspends habeas corpus
Why did Lincoln suspend habeas corpus?
to throw possible traitors in jail
How was Theodore Roosevelt a rare powerful president?
had power during times of peace
Theodore uses _________ _________ _______ for press conferences to get the people on his side.
emerging media technology
How does Theodore start regulating business?
"trust buster"-attempted to break up monopolies and bring more competition into the market
How did Woodrow Wilson play an active legislative role?
wrote up bills
more power in the presidential office
FDR created a big shift in the office of the presidency , why?
using the radio to talk to the people
FDR was the only one with a plan for the Great Depression so what did congress do?
document congress made that stated that the president need help
Executive Office of the Presidency EOP
allows the president to use departments and agencies in the executive branch
presidents who tried to be the "hero" but they overstep their bounds (Nixon and Johnson)
Ford and Carter
"no win" president because they didn't have mandates or coattails
Bush and Clinton both had...
Recent presidents use "rallying effects"which states that...
popularity and power go hand-in-hand
-9/11 was a rallying effect