POLS 1101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Laura Bush, Zell Miller, Nathan Deal

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Terms: two 4-year terms, washington did this and it continued, roosevelt was elected 4 times!!! Office removal: check on presidential power, house of representatives impeaches (vote by majority, senate conducts trial (then vote with 2/3 majority) Only clinton & johnson were impeached by house, but senate declared neither were removed from office: nixon resigned from office but people believed he would have been impeached and removed from office had he not resigned. The executive branch: vice president: typically have little say but recently more influence. Balance the ticket (have strengths were president has weakness: the cabinet: important staple, heads of all major departments, first lady. Roosevelt and clinton have had a big impact. Michele obama: health and fitness among young people. Presidential leadership: bully pulpit/going public, modern presidents are seen as very strong leaders and have more power, high approval ratings can get more done, because they have more political capital, policy making.

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