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Powers, Role, Qualifications

Chief of State

Ceremonial Head of the Gov't

Chief Executive

In charge of enforcing the law

Chief Administrator

The boss of 3 million bureaucrats

Chief Diplomat

Directs all foreign policy decisions, negotiations


Controls the military, combat decisions

Chief Legislator

Exec branch initiates most laws, veto power

Chief of Party

leads party policy and platform

Chief Citizen

Moral Leader of the country, Bully pulpit

Chief Economist

Hold the president responsible for state of the economy

Formal Qualifications of President

Natural Born Citizen, 35 years old, 14 year resident

Presidential Term

4 year terms

Pay and Benefits

$400,000 salary + $50,000 expenses, White House, Air Force One, Camp David, etc.

Presidential Succession Order

VP, Speaker, President Pro Tem, Cabinet

22nd Amendment

Limited to 2 term presidency

25th Amendment

Allows for Vice President Succession and temporary transfer of power

Expressed Powers

Powers granted to a branch of government that are written into the Constitution

Implied Powers

Powers not written in the Constitution, but the branch is still able to do it

Powers of President

-Executive Orders
-Foreign Policy - President dominates
-Congressional Resolutions
-Legislative Powers
-Judicial Powers

Powers of Congress

-Budget, Power of the Purse, Congress passes one every year (late)
-Power to Tax
-Power to Borrow - $14 trillion debt
-Commerce Power - Congress can regulate interstate/foreign/Indian comm.
-Currency Power - power to establish and regulate currency
-Foreign Relations Powers - treaties, funding (President dominates)
-War Powers - only Congress can declare war

Why Presidential power has grown

1. More powerful relative to Congress
2. Federal Government more powerful relative to states
3. Government is more involved in our lives
4. United States is more powerful as a country

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