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Social Studies Executive Branch
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Chief of State
Head of Nation
Key enforcer of the laws
President choose ambassadors and talks to other foreign countries.
The head of the armed forces.
Represents the people of the United States.
Chief of the Party
President helps members of his political party.
Executing the law means that the president can kill a law that he thinks is unnecessary or shouldn't be something we have to follow.
What does 'executing the law' mean?
- Must be at least 35 years old
- Must be a natural born citizen
- Lived in the US for 14 years
What are the three qualifications needed to be President?
A legal forgiveness for a crime.
The postponement of the execution of a sentence.
A constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law making body.
The power of the executive branch is found in
The president of the United States.
The legislative powers of the executive branch include
Make treaties, enforce the laws, and declare war.
List the three people in the correct line of succession to the Presidency if the President died
First: Vice President
Second: Speaker of the House
Third: president pro tempore of the Senate
Why do you believe the Framers chose to provide formal qualifications for the office of the President?
I think the Framers chose to provide formal qualifications for the office of the President because they want someone who's responsible for this large job and know's what's going on in our country.
Why do you believe there is such a long line of succession if something were to happen to the President?
I believe there is such a long line of succession if something were to happen to the President because anything can happen to anyone and they want to make sure someone's there to cover the job.
Why can the military powers of the President be described as almost without limit?
The military powers of the President can be described as almost without limit because he can declare war without going through Congress first.
Why do you believe the threat of a veto is an important presidential tool?
I believe the threat of a Presidential veto is an important tool because unnecessary laws could be passed by the Congress and House of Reps. Also, Congress could get too strong if they get the power to do this.
What is the difference between a veto and a line-item veto.
A line-item veto allows the President to reject specific dollar amounts in
spending bills enacted by Congress and a veto is a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law making body.
What is the purpose of the Electoral College?
The purpose of the Electoral College is to formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president.
What is the purpose of the President's Cabinet?
The purpose of the President's Cabinet is to help the president with any jobs/tasks so he doesn't need to worry about getting everything done all by himself.
What is a executive order? Can you provide an example?
An executive order is a rule or order issued by the president to an executive branch of the government and having the force of the law.
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