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Department
Political Science
Course
POLS 1150
Professor
Carol L Dauda
Semester
Fall

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06/10/2013 1Presidential system 2 Separation of Powers 2Separation of Powers • Presidential system is said to be pluralist –Power is not concentrated in one function but is distributed among the institutions (legislative, executive, judicial) through  checks and balances 3President 4 • Presidential powers: –Ceremonial head of state •symbol of the nation –Head of administration •Power over bureaucracy –Head of armed forces •Directs foreign policy –Directs the cabinet, White House staff –Makes all appointments – 5 • Executive relationship with legislature –Can only recommend legislation –Carries out laws passed by Congress •Executive orders –Can veto legislation –Is not dependent on legislative majority to stay in power •Removed by impeachment –Role of House of Representatives, Senate – • • 6The Legislature 1 • Congress –Bicameral –House of Representatives, Senate –Separate from the executive –Governing body that makes the laws • 2• Has fragmentedpower –Separate elections –Different terms –Weak party discipline –Different party may dominate in eac
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