Study Guide for Chapter 12 and 13 Quiz
22nd Amendment: two-term (or ten-year) limit 1951
Impeachment process: Majority vote of the House to impeach, 2/3 vote of Senate to commit
25th Amendment: provides for the succession of the President by the Vice President
Office of Management and Budget (OMB): Presidential staff agency that serves as a clearing house for budgetary requests and management improvements.
War Powers Resolution (1973): President must notify congress of military commitment within 48 hours. Greater than 60 days requires congressional approval.
Senior White House Staff Members, where do they come from? Campaign staff, governorís staff (all loyal supporters)
Presidentís and Press Conferences: declined
Honeymoon effect: Congressional support during days following Presidents inauguration (usually lasts 6 months)
US vs. Nixon i.e. executive privilege: Nixon claimed executive privilege allowed him to refuse to release his recorded conversations.
Persuasive techniques that Presidents can use: threat of veto
Press Secretary: Schedules press conferences and takes questions for the President
Commander in Chief Function why? Civilian control of the military
Great presidents who are they? Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Jefferson, FDR, Jackson, Truman, Reagan, Eisenhower, Polk
Relationship between Congress and the President: ebb and flow of power, congress defers to president on foreign policy
Powers of the Presidency that are mentioned in the Constitution: Treaty, appointment, enforcement of laws
Presidential Succession: VP, Speaker, President Pro Tempore, Secretary of State, Sec. Treasury, Sec. Defense, Attorney General
Formal and informal sources of presidential power: Constitution, public, crisis
Using the bully pulpit: Using the Presidential office to get things done. Ted Roosevelt, Bull Moose.
Executive agreement: Pact between president and leaders of foreign countries that does not require Senate ratification
State of the Union Message: Used by president to inform congress and set the agenda