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The President
Chapter 10

Who can be the President of the United States?
Natural born citizen
Lived in US for 14 years
At least 35 years old
Youngest president: Theodore Roosevelt (42)
Oldest President: Joe Biden (78 at time of election)
46 Presidents

The Many Roles of the President
Chief Executive- head of the executive branch
Head of State- the role of president as ceremonial head of the government.
Powers of appointment and removal- to federal bureaucracy
Power to grant reprieves and pardons- pardon- a release from the punishment for or legal consequences of a crime. reprieve- a formal postponement of the execution of a sentence imposed by a court of law.

The Many Roles of the President
Commander in Chief: role of the president as supreme commander of the military forces of the United States and of the state National Guard units when they are called into federal service.
A president can not declare war but can send troops when necessary
The War Powers Resolution (1973)- law spelling out the conditions under which the president can commit troops without congressional approval.

The Many Roles of the President
Chief Diplomat: The role of the president in recognizing foreign governments, making treaties, and effecting executive agreements.
Diplomatic recognition: the formal acknowledgement of a foreign government as legitimate
Executive agreement- an international agreement made by the president, without senatorial ratification, with the head of a foreign state

The Many Roles of the President
Chief Legislator: The role of the president in influencing the making of laws.
Veto power:
Pocket veto- a special veto exercised by the chief executive after a legislative body has adjourned. Bills not signed by the chief executive die after a specified period of time.
Line-item veto- the power of the executive to veto individual lines or items within a piece of legislation without vetoing the entire bill.

Other Roles of the President
Party Chief and Politician
Party Leader- spokesperson for party, assist candidates in election
National Opinion Leader- use of media, White House Press Conference
Manager of Economy- sets national budget with Congress

Presidential Powers
Expressed Power- a power of the president that is expressly written into the Constitution or into statutory law
Constitutional Power- a power vested in the president by Article II of the Constitution
Statutory Power- a power created for the president through laws enacted by Congress
Inherent Power- a power of the president derived from the statements in the Constitution that “the executive Power shall be vested in the President” and that the president should “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed”

Presidential Powers
Emergency Power- an inherent power exercised by the president during a period of national crisis.
Executive Order- A rule or regulation

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