executive branch

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white house

1600 pensylvania ave

22nd amendment

A president can only have 2 terms in office

25th amendment

if the president dies the vice-president steps up, and the vice-president elects someone from congress to take the place of vice-president and then needs to be voted on by congress, and so on down the line

amnesty

the formal act of liberating someone

Article II of the constitution

outlines the executive branches powers and abilities

cabinet

persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers

caucus

a private meeting of party leaders to choose candidates for office

congressional override

the power of Congress to pass legislation over a president's veto

elector

a citizen who has a legal right to vote

electoral college

the body of electors who formally elect the United States president and vice-president

electoral vote

The official vote for the President of the United States

employment act of 1946

Enacted by Truman, it committed the federal government to ensuring economic growth and established the Council of Economic Advisors to confer with the president and formulate policies for maintaining employment, production, and purchasing power

executive office of the president

the branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws

executive order

a rule issued by the president that has the force of law

executive privilege

The right of the president to withhold info from Congress/ refuse to testify; limited by U.S. v. Nixon

impoundment

placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law

inauguration

the ceremonial induction into a position

mandate

the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory

office of management and budget

the executive agency that advises the President on the federal budget

pardon

the act of excusing a mistake or offense

presidential appointments

These appointments are for positions throughout the federal government, for the Cabinet and subcabinet, for members of regulatory commissions, for ambassadorships, for judgeships and for members of numerous advisory boards. The President will also make many other political appointments that do not require Senate confirmation.

press secretary

one of the president's top assistants who is in charge of media relations

primary

a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen

reprieve

postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

state of the union

Constitutionally required address by the President typically given in a joint session of Congress.

veto

the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature)

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