What are the formal qualifications to be president?
35 years old, live in the US for at least 14 years, natural-born citizen
President's check on Congress
Court case that limited executive privilege
United States v. Nixon
Who is commander in chief?
Part of the EOP that studies economic trends
Council of Economic Advisers
an act of clemency that grants a group of offenders a general pardon for offenses committed
Largest agency in the EOP
Office of Management and Budget
Amendment that limits a president to 2 terms
Who takes over if the president dies in office?
the vice president
the power of the president to refuse to release information to Congress or a court
Who elects the president?
the electoral college
Which EOP agency would respond to an act of terrorism?
National Security Council
What are the president's legislative powers?
veto a bill, sign a bill, suggest legislation
What is a line item veto?
a veto that rejects only a certain part of a bill and not the entire bill
Who is responsible for opening and counting the electoral votes?
the vice president
What can Congress do to a presidential veto of a bill?
override the veto
How long can a president serve in office?
A cabinet department head is also known by this title
Amendment that dealt with presidential succession
Department established in the 1930's to help the president carry out his duties
Executive Office of the President
a person born in the United States or one of its territories
natural born citizen
Informal qualifications to be president
well-educated, male, belonging to Christian denomination, some military experience
What determines a state's electoral votes?
number of representative and two senators
What can a president do that does not need congressional approval?
signing statements, executive orders, executive agreements
Quote from the JFK inaugural speech
"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."
President's title when dealing with foreign nations
foreign policy leader
Presidential act in foreign relations that does not need Senate approval
During whose presidency was the EOP created?
the role the president plays when acting as the symbolic figurehead of the United States
chief of state
Pardon falls under which type of presidential powers?
Informal powers of the president
leader of the military, chief of state, chief executive, foreign policy leader
Who is next in succession to the presidency after the vice president?
Speaker of the House