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Purpose

Execute laws

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Head

President

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Presidents role

Chief of state
Ceremonial head of the country
Chief Executive
Hold executive power of Gov.
Chief Administrator
Head of gov's civilian employees
Chief Diplomat
Architect of American foreign Policy
Commander in Chief
In charge of military
Chief Legislator
Sets the overall congressional agenda
Chief of Party
Head of his political party
Chief Citizen
Represents all people

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Presidential Succession Act

Who get to be pres if dies
Vice President
Speaker of the house
President Pro Tempore
Secretary of State

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Qualifications for Pres.

35y/o
Natural born citizen
Live 14 years in US

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Presidential Term

4 years

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22nd Amendment

2 terms or 10 years

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Benefits

$400,000
The White House
Air Force One
Security
Camp David

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VP Responsibilities

Presides in the Senate
Votes if tie
Becomes pres if pres dies
He helps decide on matters concerning presidential disability

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How pres is elected

Primary Elections
Delegates chosen for national convention
National Convention
Choose the presidential candidate
General Election
Choose electors
Electoral College

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Electoral College

Chooses President and Vice President
12th amendment
Electors got separately for Pres. & VP
Number of congressmen = number of electors
In order to win you have to have majority
What if no one gets majority?
The Pres. is chosen by House of Representatives
VP chosen by Senate

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Pres. Executive Powers

Executes law
Must enforce law passed by congress
Ordinance power- executive order
Directive rule or regulation that has effect of law
Appointing power
The pres. appoints positions
Senate must approve

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Pres. Diplomatic Powers

Make treaties
Must be approved by senate
Executive agreements
Pact between pres. and a foreign leader
Power of Recognition
Pres. acknowledges the legal existence of a country and it's gov.

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Pres. Military Power

Commander in Chief

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War powers resolution

Pres. can mobilize the troops for 60 days, after that, congresses approval

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Presidential Legislative Powers

Power to recommend legislation
Veto power
Special session of congress

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Power to recommend legislation

State of the union address
Federal Budget

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Veto power

Sign the bill
Veto the bill
Do nothing-10 Days
Pocket Veto

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Special session of congress

Only deal with one subject

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Presidents Judicial Power

President can grant a reprieve
Postponement of the execution of a sentence
Pardon
Legal forgiveness of a crime
Commutation
Reduction of a sentence or a fine imposed by a court
Amnesty
General pardon offered to a group of law breakers

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Executive Office of the pres

White House Office
Personal Staff
National Security Council
Advise president on foreign affairs and nation security
Office of management and budget
Help prepare federal budget
Council of economic advisors
Advise president on economy
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Cabinet
Department heads
Political appointees