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The Executive Branch #9

March 8, 2011

Here we look at the duties and powers of the President of the United States.  Importantly we consider how the president receives his power of authority and when questionable how he/she expands those powers.  We balance the power of the president against the safeguards inherent to the Congress and to the Courts.  As we progress, you will see that the personal “qualities” of the president complement his/her popularity and how successful he/she is in getting things done.  The president is particularly interested in public opinion.  Last we will look at the role of the U.S. President in the International forum. 

http://prezi.com/m2o-ojdtgwah/the-executive-branch/

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