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Title: THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH


1
THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
  • The President
  • The Vice President
  • The Cabinet
  • Executive Depts. Bureaucracy

2
Qualifications for Pres. V.P.
  • Must be 35 years old
  • Must be a natural born citizen
  • Must have lived in the U.S. the last 14 years

3
Term of office 22nd Amendment
  • The President and V-P. are elected to four year
    terms
  • The 22nd amendment limits the president to two
    terms or no more than 10 years

4
Compensation
  • Salary 400,000(2001)
  • 150,000 for expenses
  • 100,000 for travel
  • White House 132 rooms and office
  • Camp David Resort
  • Medical Dental Care
  • Secret service protection-life
  • Pension
  • Transportation

5
Presidential Succession Act
  • 1. Vice-President of the U.S.
  • 2. Speaker of the House
  • 3. President pro tempore of Senate
  • 4. Cabinet in order of department creation (Sec.
    State, Treasury, Defense)
  • http//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_preside
    ntial_line_of_succession

6
25th Amendment
  • Vice President will become president if president
    is removed from office. (think Nixon)
  • If vice presidency is vacant the president will
    nominate a successor to approved by congress.
    (think Agnew)

7
25th Amendment cont
  • If president has inability perform duties the
    vice-president will become acting president.
  • When the president notifies congress that the
    inability no longer exists he/she may resume
    power provided congress agrees.

8
The Electoral college
  • Each state will have electors to the number of
    senators representatives given to that state
  • Electors may not hold any other office
  • Electors will be appointed by state legislature
  • Electors will determine the pres. And vice-pres.

9
Removal of President
  • The president and vice president may be removed
    from office upon conviction of impeachment for
    high crimes and misdemeanors.
  • Note No president has ever been removed from
    office.

10
PRESIDENTIAL POWERS (constitutional)
  • Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces
  • Grant reprieves pardons for federal offenses
  • Call special session of Congress
  • Receive ambassadors
  • Execute laws
  • Appoint officials to lesser offices

11
War Powers Act 1973
  • War Powers Act of 1973 attempted to limit the
    presidents power to use
  • troops.
  • ?? Required presidents to consult with Congress
    before using military force.
  • ?? Mandated withdrawal of forces after 60 days
    unless Congress declared war or
  • granted an extension.
  • ?? Partially successful. Presidents have regarded
    the act as an unconstitutional
  • infringement on their constitutional powers.

12
Powers Shared w/ Congress
  • Make Treaties
  • Appoint Ambassadors, Judges, high officials
  • Approve Legislation

13
Other Powers
  • Executive orders
  • Signing Statements

14
Secretary of Homeland Security
15
Categorizing Presidents
  • Barber argues that the first four presidents fit
    nicely into the four categories of the typology
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