Head of Govt and a symbol of the people. Ceremonial head of state.
Holds Executive power.
Leader of executive branch of fed govt
Architect of foreign policy and chief spokesperson
Author of public policy
Chief of Party
Leader of political party
Representative of the people
Establishes procedures for succession to the presidency
Balances the ticket, Next in line to president
The order in which the office of president is to be filled if it becomes vacant
Person elected by the voters to represent them in a formal selection of the vice president and pres
Group of persons chosen in each state every 4 years who will make formal selection pres
Election of 1800
Tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr. Electors voted on party lines
2 distinct ballots, one for pres and one for vice pres
An election in which a party's voters 1. chose delegates 2. vote for party's pres candidate
Meeting at which party's delegates pick the presidential and vice pres candidates.
A PP formal statement of basic principals, major issues, objectives
3 flaws in Electoral College
1. win of pop vote might not win 2. constitution not require electors to vote for candidate pop vote 3. Tie decided in HOR, each state 1 vote
Proposal for choosing presidential electors by which two electors would be selected in each State according to the Statewide popular vote and the other electors would be selected separately in each of the State's congressional districts.
Plan for choosing pres where Electoral votes equal share of popular vote
Direct Popular Election
Plan to do away with EC. Each votes counts equally. Winner would always be majority choice. Requires constn amendment
National Popular Vote Plan
States would change election laws so that state's electoral votes are awarded to pop vote winner.
President's Executive Power
1 President can issue an executive order 2 President appoints top ranking officers 3 President has power to remove officials he appoints (usually resign)
Oath of Office
Oath taken by the president on the day he takes office, pledging to "faithfully execute" the office and "preserve, protect, and defend" the constitution
An order given by the pres based on the authority of constn or given by congress., a rule issued by the president that has the force of law. How a law is interpreted.
Pres choses a person for office. Cabinet, Ambassadors, judges, army officials. Not elected.