The Modern Presidency 8.6 Perception, Character, Leadership Style, Crises AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL

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The Modern Presidency 8.6 Perception, Character, Leadership Style, Crises AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 2 8.6a Public Perception AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 3 8.6a Public Perception A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a moment. o Harry S. Truman Being a president is like riding a tiger. You have to keep on riding or be swallowed o Harry S. Truman AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 4 8.6a Perception Perception = Success/Failure Perception affected by o Personal Popularity Characteristics o Vision / Inspire . Steady Leadership Toughness Speaking Security (Threats) & Prosperity (Economics) Coattail Effect? o Powers to Persuade Three Audiences: o Elected & career officials o Party Activists o Public AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL In Depth o Powers to Persuade (Slate) http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/features/201 2/how_to_measure_a_president_/how_to_measure_for_a_president _why_presidents_power_to_persuade_the_public_through_speeche s_has_always_been_exaggerated_.htmlhttp://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/features/201 2/how_to_measure_a_president_/how_to_measure_for_a_president _why_presidents_power_to_persuade_the_public_through_speeche s_has_always_been_exaggerated_.html o Bushs Final Approval Rating (CBS News) http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bushs-final-approval-rating-22- percent/ Slide 5 8.6a Perception Powers to Persuade cont. o Bully Pulpit . National Audience Getting the message out / spin o Honeymoon period 100 day benchmark Approval ratings (WSJ) Approval ratings o Dailey Polls o Highs Bush (post 9-11) Truman o Lows Bush (post Iraq invasion) Truman & Nixon (23% / 24%) AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL In Depth o Powers to Persuade (Slate) http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/features/201 2/how_to_measure_a_president_/how_to_measure_for_a_president _why_presidents_power_to_persuade_the_public_through_speeche s_has_always_been_exaggerated_.htmlhttp://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/features/201 2/how_to_measure_a_president_/how_to_measure_for_a_president _why_presidents_power_to_persuade_the_public_through_speeche s_has_always_been_exaggerated_.html o Bushs Final Approval Rating (CBS News) http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bushs-final-approval-rating-22- percent/ Slide 6 8.6a Presidential Popularity Term of Office AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 7 Presidential Popularity Term of Office AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 8 Presidential Popularity Success w/ Congress AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 9 8.6a Perception - Media Presidents greatly Scrutinized (Media & Public) Bush. Obama (SNL), BushObama Historical Rankings AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 10 8.6b The Presidents Agenda All presidents have an agenda o Johnson = Great Society, War on Poverty o Nixon = o Regan = Small government, Peace through strength o Clinton = Health Care, Efficient government o Bush = Education, War on Terrorism o Obama = Health Care, Immigration, Middle Class AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 11 Character & Style AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 12 8.6b Character & Style Individual presidents bring a unique blend of character and ledership style to the presidency AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 13 8.6b Character & Style AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 14 8.6b Style of Leadership Styles of Leadership Define, Advantages/ Disadvantages, Examples o Ad hoc o Circular o Pyramid AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 15 Crises Every President Inevitably Faces Some Crisis AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 16 Harry S. Truman Senator, VP (Roosevelt) Domestic: National Security: o Cold War Nuclear Arms Race o Korean War AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 17 Harry S. Truman AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 18 Dwight D. Eisenhower Supreme Commander of Allied Forces, WWII Domestic: o Civil Rights National Security: o Korean War o Cold War - Nuclear Arms Race o U-2 Affair AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 19 Dwight D. Eisenhower AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 20 John F. Kennedy Congressman (MA) Domestic o Race Relations / Civil Rights National Security o Bay of Pigs o Cuban Missile Crisis AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 21 John F. Kennedy AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 22 Lyndon B. Johnson Senate majority leader, VP Domestic o Civil Rights o Domestic unrest (vietnam) Crisis o Vietnam AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 23 Lyndon B. Johnson AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 24 Richard M Nixon VP (Eisenhower) Domestic o Civil Unrest (Vietnam) o Watergate National Security o Vietnam (Cambodia) AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 25 Richard M Nixon AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 26 Jimmy Carter Governor, Georgia Domestic Crisis o Iran Hostage Crisis AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 27 Jimmy Carter AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 28 Ronald Reagan Actor, Governor (CA) Domestic o Political fallout (Iran Contra) Crisis o Fall of Soviet Communism o Iran Contra AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 29 Ronald Reagan AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 30 George H.W. Bush VP (Reagan), CIA Director Domestic Economic downturn National Security Crisis o Gulf War AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 31 Bill Clinton Governor, Arkansas Domestic Policy o Scandal / Impeachment Crisis o Somalia o Serbia AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 32 Slide 33 George W. Bush Governor of Texas Domestic o WMD Fallout National Security Crisis o 9/11. War on Terrorism o Afghanistan o Iraq AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 34 George W. Bush AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 35 Barrack Obama Senator (Illinois) Domestic National Security Crisis: o 2008 Economic crisis o War on Terrorism - ISIS Slide 36 AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Barrack Obama Slide 37 Politics Case Study - Obama First Term 2010 Mid term Elections o Democrats loose the House Obama retreats to Foreign Policy more control o Adopts Bushs tactics in the war on terrorism Doubles down on some programs o Exception = enhanced interrogation o Angers his liberal base Stimulus ($800 billion) o Bipartisan approach Tax cuts o Party line vote No Republicans voted for it Invites Wall Street Executives to the White House o Moderate approach let them off the hook Takes on Health Care Reform o Wants to bipartisan, but gets no Republican support o Vote goes forward and passes every Republican voted against it AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 38 Overview Federal Power, The Presidency, & the Constitution AP U.S. GOVERNMENT TIMPANOGOS HIGH SCHOOL Slide 39 Finis