The Presidency: Presidential Influence

The Presidency: Presidential Influence

Author: Joe Colacioppo

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to

Explain the president's goal when dealing with Congress

Explain how the president uses the State of the Union to help set the Congressional Agenda

Describe how the president uses going public and the news media to get public support for his programs

Explain what a presidential approval rating is and why it is so important to a president's power to influence Congress

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Presidential Influence