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1

what are the head of state roles?(4)


act as a...?

-granting pardons
-attending global summits
-'consoler-in-chief' times of national crisis
-nominating ambassadors
public figure

2

what are head of government roles?(3)

act as a...? in...?

-signing/veto legislation
-appointing cabinet
-state of union address to congress
political figure, domestic politics

3

what are the 4 sources of informal power?


what is the most informal source of power?
affected by?

-electoral mandate
-executive orders
-national events
-vice president and cabinet

powers of persuasion, more when popular

4

what are the 8 factors affecting presidential relationship?

-elections
-persuasion
-divided gov
-presidential action
-in the media
-judicial review
-appointments
-separation of powers

5

what is a lame duck president ?
unofficial?

when new president has been elected but he remains in power till January (no mandate)
when they cant get anything done

6

what are the 3 factors affecting presidential power? 2 examples for 3rd point

-popularity (coat-tails effect)
-election cycle (divided gov)
-national events, hurricane Maria (2017), sandy hook (2017) 'mourner in chief'

7

what did Obama achieve?

YES (4)



NO (3)

YES
-healthcare reform
-stimulate economy
-ending Iraq war
-reform nuclear weapons
NO
-minimum wage
-gun control
-immigration reform

8

trump achieve ? YES (1)
NO (1)
undecided????? (5)

-tax reform
-repeal and replace Obamacare

-'build a wall'
-immigration reform
-travel ban
-renegotiating Iran deal
-applying tariffs

9

imperial presidential powers?(3) everchanging as...


imperilled?

-executive orders
-signing statements
-pardons
constitution interpreted

'weak' due to changing circumstances

10

president- foreign policy
presidential controls ?(5)

-choice cabinet sectaries
-receive ambassadors
-negotiate treaties
-executive agreements
-NSC, commander in chief

11

congress controls (foreign policies)?(4)

-money
-senate approve treaties
-senate approve cabinet members
-declare war