Select one of the formal or informal powers of the U.S. President from your text or the lists below. Explain how your selected power has played a role in expanding the powers of the modern presidency. Use one specific example of presidential actions.
Examples of formal powers granted to the president by the Constitution are:
- Commanding the military.
- Appointing Supreme Court justices and cabinet heads.
- Vetoing legislation.
Examples of the president’s informal powers are:
- Issuing executive orders.
- Negotiating executive agreements.
- Claiming executive privilege.
2.Judicial power can have a very significant effect on policy making in American politics, especially when the federal courts reinterpret the law or the Constitution. Supreme Court decisions are especially important in that they become the “law of the land” for the whole country.
Choose a Supreme Court case from any chapter in your text in which the court’s decision created or changed a policy or previous law in the United States. Give the name and date. In the discussion, identify your chosen case and explain whether you agree or disagree with this decision. Be sure to provide rationale for your response.
3 This discussion aligns with your Final Reflection assignment, which asks you to choose a domestic public policy that you would like to change. You might find it interesting to discuss different public policy changes with your classmates. You can share the basic points here.
Write a short summary that includes the following points:
- State the public policy that you chose to change.
- Explain why you think it should be changed.
Using the list below, describe one of the political processes you chose to change the policy:
- Legislative process.
- Presidential executive action.
- Administrative agency’s regulations.
- Legal system of the courts.
Here is a list of a few examples of domestic public policies to change:
- The environment.
- Health care.
- Pick one Social welfare issue
- Civil rights.
- Death penalty.
- Gun control.
- Assisted suicide.
- Affirmative action.
- Minimum wage.
- Drug legalization.
- Hate crimes.
- Capital punishment.
4 Evaluate two cases that illustrate the degree to which unions have affected health care clinical and administrative providers, such as nurses or clinic staff.
- Provide specific examples to support your rationale.
5 Assess two different dispute resolution methods in terms of their suitability for use within health care organizations.