Specific powers granted by the constitution to congress in article 1 section 8 and the president in article II
Power claimed by the president that are not expressed in the constitution but are inferred
state of the union
The speech the president gives once a year in front of a joint session of congress and the American people. The reason for this speech is to give us an update on the country
war powers resolution
President cannot deploy military forces for more than 60 days without congressional approval
A deal made between two leaders the deal is only in effect as long as those leaders stay in power
The president doesn't need the approval of congress
The secretaries of the major departments of the federal gov. cabinet secretaries are appointed by the president with consent of the senate
national security council
a presidential foreign policy advisory council made up of the pres. The VP, SS, SD
executive officer of the President
Are the permanent agendas hat prepare the management task per the president
A claim by a victorious candidate that the electorate has given him or her special authority to carry out promises made during the campaign
- When both sides agree on an issue and work together to resolve that issue
Presidential Expressed Powers: Military
Article II section 2, provides for the power as "Commander and Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called in to the actual Service of the United States."
Presidential Expressed Powers: Judicial
Article II Section 2, also provides the power to " grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.:
Presidential Expressed Powers: Diplomatic
Article II Section 2, also provides the power "by and with the Advice and consent of the senate to make treaties. article II section 3, provides the power to "receive ambassadors and other public ministers."
Presidential Expressed Powers: Executive
article II section 3, authorizes the president to see to it that all the laws are faithfully executed, section 2 gives the chief executive powers to point, remove, and supervise all executive officers and to appoint all federal judges.
Presidential Expressed Powers: Legislative
article I section 7, and article II section 3 gives the president the power to participate authoritatively in the legislative process.
Who is authorized by the constitution to issue a formal Declaration of War?
What prevents the President from sending troops to a state?
Generally speaking, the US Army is prohibited from any law enforcement activity by the Posse Commitatus Act of 1878, so the President never sends them anywhere in the US outside of the military bases where they work. But the President does not answer to governors. Obviously in the case of insurrection or a National Emergency, he may send armed troops anywhere without anyone's approval.
Role of Vice President
1. Tie breaking vote in the senate
2. Waits for something to happen to the president
Role of the First Lady
She just lives in the white house