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Last reply by: Professor Jibin Park
Sat Apr 11, 2015 1:26 AM

Post by Rebecca Dai on April 10, 2015

Professor, what is the power of the bully pulpit?

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Last reply by: Professor Jibin Park
Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:22 AM

Post by Rebecca Dai on January 10, 2015

Are there 101 senators in senate including the vice president or just 100?

The American Presidency

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:11
  • Constitutional Origins of the Presidency 0:56
    • Montesquieu and Locke
    • Debate Over Single vs. Plural Executive
    • Requirements
  • Informal Requirements of the Presidency 5:55
    • Political or Military Experience
    • Married
    • White Male
    • Protestant
  • Term and Succession 17:19
    • Four-Year Term
    • The Death or Incapacitation of the President
    • 25th Amendment
  • Impeachment and Removal 24:18
    • Reasons for Impeachment
    • House Impeaches, Senate Convicts
  • Executive Powers 26:14
    • Enforces Laws, Treaties, and Court Decisions
    • Issues Executive Orders to Carry Out Policies
    • Appoints and Removes Officials
    • Assumes Emergency Powers
    • Presides Over the Cabinet and Executive Branch
  • Legislative Powers 31:02
    • Annual State of the Union Message
    • Annual Budget Reports
    • Signs or Vetoes Bills
    • Proposes legislation and Uses the Power of the Bully Pulpit
    • Special Session of Congress
  • Diplomatic and Military Powers 34:06
    • Appoints Ambassadors
    • Negotiates Treaties
    • Accords Diplomatic Recognition to Foreign Gov
    • Receives Foreign Dignitaries
    • Commander-in-Chief
    • Final Decision-Making Authority
  • Judicial and Party Powers 36:38
    • Appoints Members of the Federal Judiciary
    • Grants Reprieves, Pardons, and Amnesty
    • Recognized Leader of the Party
    • Chooses Vice Presidential Nominee
    • Helps Members Get Elected
    • Appoints Party Members to Government Positions
  • Limitations on Presidential Powers 43:12
    • Overriding Presidential Vetoes
    • Power of the Purse
    • Power of Impeachment
    • Approval Powers Over Appointments
    • War Powers Act
    • President Lack the Ability to Utilize the Line-Item Veto
  • Example 1 47:59
  • Example 2 49:18
  • Example 3 49:45
  • Example 4 51:39
  • Example 5 55:27