Learning Objectives

By the time you finish reading this chapter, you will be able to

5.1 Describe the roles and powers of the American president

5.2 Discuss how the expectations about and roles of the president have changed over time

5.3 Identify factors that make a president popular and describe how the president works with Congress

5.4 Explain why bureaucracies are needed to execute the law

5.5 Describe how the White House bureaucracy is organized

5.6 Describe how the federal bureaucracy is organized and how and why it has grown

5.7 Discuss the politics of the bureaucracy in a checked and balanced system