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Chapter 9 notes and vocabulary on the Presidency
Describe "Jarring of Parties"/structure and Powers of the President
The Framers believed that the presidency should not have complete power over congress but just as much working as a
checks and balances
, nothing over powers another.
Three Branches of Government:
*are all independent of one another
Unified Government can only exist if voters in enough states/districts vote for the __________ to control the House,Senate,Presidency.
The ____________ _____________ decided there would be a single executive
A system of Government in which the legislature selects the prime minister or the president
What are the terms of:
What amendment limits the president to two-terms?
The 22nd Amendment (rat 1951)
Qualifications to be a President/Vice President
At least 35 years old
Natural-born citizen of the U.S.
Resident of the US for the past 14 years
Describe the Constitutional Crisis of 1800
John Adams won election Thomas Jefferson is runner up and made VP but they disagreed too much, therefore changing the way a VP was elected
The joint listing of the presidential/vice presidential candidates on the same ballot as required by the 12th amendment is __________________.
The presidents constitutional authority to control most executive functions
3 Roles that Presidents play
Commander In Chief
Diplomat In Chief
Manager In Chief
A binding agreement between the US and one or more nations that requires mutual action toward a common goal
Five additional powers for the President
1. the power to appoint judges and officers of govt
2. the power to veto legislation
3.the power to grant pardons to individuals convicted of federal crimes
4.the power to take care that the laws are carefully executed
5.the power to inform and convene Congress
This power gives the president the power to control what happens inside the departments and agencies during their term
The Appointment power
To be overridden this power needs a two-thirds vote
The Veto Power
This power can shorten prison sentences,correct judicial errors,and protect citizens from future prosecution,
The Pardon Power
This power makes the president responsible for implementing the laws that Congress enacts
The take care power
This power gives the president a significant platform for presenting their legislative agenda to both Congress and the people.
The power to inform and Convene Congress
The presidents right to keep secrets
(pg321 for chapter summary)