Essential Knowledge
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25th Amendment


Defining Moments


Appointment Power


Bully Pulpit


Formal powers

The History of Presidential Pardons
Executive orders

Questions Remain Despite Obama's Gitmo Order
Executive agreements


War Powers Act


White House Staff


White House Staff


Office of Management & Budget


Role of the vice-president


Role of the cabinet


Relations/interactions with Congress


Commander in Chief


Honeymoon period


National Security Council


Use of the veto





Presidential approval ratings.


Use of the media


Informal powers


Executive privilege


Appointment Power


“The imperial President”
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Recess Appointment

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Writing the State of the Union Address


Use of the Bully Pulpit


Bush on Gas Prices (Magic Wand)
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Executive Power Overreach
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Does the president really matter? (Freakonomics)