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22 amendment

Limits the presidents term to two four year terms

Impeachment

The political equivalent of an indictment in criminal law, prescribed by the constitution. The house of representatives may impeach the president by majority vote

Watergate

The events and scandal surrounding a break in at the democratic national committee headquarters in 1972

25th amendment

If the president dies in office, the VP will take over

Cabinet

A group of presidential advisors. 14 secretaries, the attorney general, and others

National security council

The committee that links the presidents foreign and military policy advisors. It's formal members are the president, vp, sec of state, sec of defense

Council of economic affairs

A three member body appointed by the president to advise the president on economic policy

Office of budget and management

Prepares the presidents budget and advises the presidents on departments and agencies proposals

Veto

Presidents right to send a bill back

Pocket veto

The president lets the bill die rather than sign it

Presidential coat tails

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