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What are the restrictions of the President?
They can have two four year terms, max of 10 years of presidency, lame duck, impeachment
Why would a President become impeached?
Treason, bribery, other crimes
Job Descriptions of the President
- Chief Executive
- Leader in Congress
- Chief of State
Political party leader
He must enforce the laws, he must administer a vast bureaucracy
He is the civilian head of the military, Must be able to respond to danger quickly, in charge of the CIA
- He initiates and implements treaties
- makes executive agreements
- will use state department or cabinet and also will use CIA and NSC to accomplish goals.
Leader in Congress
Has to be nice to Congress to gain support for his policies, Has the power to veto
Chief of State
Visible leader of the Country
Political Party Leader
Only Job description not in the Constitution
- Takes over for president
- Votes in Senate in case of tie and has to be at every Senate hearing.
- Power of this office is increasing
What makes up the Executive office of the president?
- White House aids
- National Security Council
- Office of Management and Budget
Who is the Secretary of State?
A system in which agencies staffed largely by non-elected officials perform specific tasks in accordance with standard procedures
How many cabinets are there?
what are the three types of Independent agencies
- independent executive agencies
- Government Corporations
- Regulatory Commissions
What are the problems of the Bureacracy?
- Red tape
- Conflict between agencies
- Vague goals
- Bureaucratic language
What are our foreign policy goals?
- National Security
- Alliance Security
- International Stability
- Economic Development
Theodore Roosevelt policy
Franklin Roosevelt policy
Good Neighbor Policy
Detente Friendly conversation with China and USSR
Department of homeland security
- Protects the United States at Home
- Tries to secure the borders
- Part of emergency response
- Fight against WMD
- Gathers intelligence
- Some believe that they threaten our civil liberties
Problems with Media and Foreign Affairs
- Media is biased
- They Choose what you get to see
- Sometimes they make the news
Methods to accomplish foreign policy goals
- Treaties/executive agreements
- Multinational organizations
- Military relations
- Economic relations
- Foreign Aid
Four Schools of thought
Foreign policy should be about commerce and trade
About the common man's opinion and use of military
Doing whatever is right
Evidences that we are involved with foreign affairs
- XYZ Affair
- Barbary Pirates
- Start trade with Japan
Reasons for imperialism
- Industrial expansion
Gained by Diplomacy
- Hawaiian and Samoan islands
- Trade with China
Examples of Americans being the Policemen of the world