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Lecture 12

PSC 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Federal Register, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Unitary Executive Theory

Political Science
Course Code
PSC 101
Stephanie Paul

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The Presidency
20th Century
Theodore Roosevelt
Progressive Era
Woodrow Wilson
New Freedom
Franklin Roosevelt
New Deal
Post-War military dominance
New media
Powers and Roles of the President
Chief of State
Symbol of national authority and unity
Ceremonial duties
Contrast with parliamentary democracies
Monarch and Prime Minister
Domestic Policy Leader
Legislative Leader
State of the Union
Budget Act of 1921
Requires President to submit an annual federal government budget to Congress
for consideration
Leadership on major legislation
Manager of the economy
Change since Great Depression
Employment Act of 1946
Requiring President to annual report on the state of the economy
Also conservative presidents took steps to intervene (ex: Reagan, Bush)
Chief Executive
See that laws are executed
Executive order
Doctrine of the unitary executive
Constitutional doctrine that proposes that the executive branch is under the direct
control of the president, who has all authority necessary to control the actions of
federal bureaucracy personnel and units without interference from the other
federal branches
Bush administration
Control over bureaucracy is limited
“Presidential power is the power to persuade
Executive Order
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