Executive Branch: Policy and Conflict (Key Terms (Watergate: major…
Executive Branch: Policy and Conflict
Identify and describe checks on executive power as well as the potential conflicts with the other branches.
Judicial Branch can rule actions/orders as unconstitutional
Legislative Branch can override presidential veto, ratify treaties, declare war, refuse presidential appointments, and impeach the president.
President can veto bills, recommend legislation, call special session, and appoint judges.
Describe the various factors that influence implementation of the executive branch's goals and policies.
Executive Privilege: Can withhold information from public
Executive Order: Create Laws without congressional approval or voting
Article 2 of Constitution: Defines powers and restrictions
Explain how communication from the presidency has changed over time with the development of modern technology.
Telegraph Line Abraham Lincoln
Telephone Line Rutherford B. Hayes
Radio Address Warren Harding
Televised Address Harry truman
Email and Webchat Bill Clinton
Tweet Barack Obama
Faster Accesses and Quicker responses
Watergate: major political scandal under the Nixon administration; it covers various activities that are illegal including abuses of power and burglary
The President's Cabinet: serves as advisory board to president; senior appointed officials like heads of departments
Impeachment: process by which legislative body levels charges in high level officials in government
President's Legislative Strategy: Primary goal is to set agenda
Speaker of the House: presiding officer of group; in U.S it is leader of the House of Representatives; second in line of succession
White House Staff: part of executive office, headed by Chief of Staff; all are political appointees
Homeland Security: responsible for public security; similar to interior/home ministries; for example: anti-terror
Vice President's Duties: 1. Cast vote in Senate Deadlock. 2. Preside over vote count of Electoral college 3. Replace President
Press Secretary: spokesperson for executive branch
Bully Pulpit: Position that allows them to speak out and be listened to