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									           The Modern
            Presidency
                         INTRODUCTION


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                             Overview
• Themes of the presidency
• Constitutional Design
       o Checks & Balances

•    Qualifications
•    Term
•    Presidential Succession
•    Electoral College




    AP U.S. GOVERNMENT
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THEMES OF THE PRESIDENCY
• Growth in Presidential Power
   o   Constitutional powers…
   o   First branch of government
   o   Crises…
   o   Claims to inherent powers


• Despite growth in power,
  substantial limitations on
  power
   o First branch of
     government… look to, but
     also blame
   o Congress reasserts itself
   o Complex issues
                  The Presidency
• Most powerful office in the world…




• … but must work within the
  context of the Constitution
  (checks & balances) and public
  opinion




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            Basics of the Office
• Constitutional Qualifications
   o 35 years old
   o Natural Born Citizen
   o 14 years, resident of the US


• Unwritten Qualifications
   o   Leadership experience
   o   Military experience
   o   Large sums of money
   o   No extreme views


• President’s run as “outsiders”


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              Presidential Term
• Presidential Term…




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     Presidential Succession
• Presidential succession

   o Upon the president’s death, the
     Vice President takes over

   o Presidential Succession Act
     (1947)

   o 25th amendment (1967)




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          The Electoral College
• The Electoral College (270 to win)




                                       Winner Take All
                                       (Box Scores)

                                       Battle Ground States
                                       (2004)

                                       Electoral College
                                       (2008)




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      The Electoral College




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                 The Electoral College
• The POPULAR vote v. the ELECTORAL vote

 Election year   Candidates            Electoral Vote   Popular Vote




 1876            Rutherford B. Hayes   185              4,033,768

                 Samuel J. Tilden      184              4,285,992



 1888            Benjamin Harrison     233              5,440,216

                 Grover Cleveland      168              5,538,230




 2000            George W. Bush        271              50,456,062

                 Al Gore               266              50,996,582

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                          Review
• Jump to: Constitutional Powers




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