Ch. 13 The Presidency (AP/DC)
Magruder's American Government
Terms in this set (34)
Chief of State
The ceremonial head of government, symbol of the people
Broad power in domestic and foreign affairs.
Works for and represents the public interest.
Director of the Federal Government, in which he directs the large government bureaucracy
Architect of foreign policy
Commander in Chief
Head of the country's armed forces
Shapes the congressional agenda, architect of public policy.
Chief of Party
Leader of the political party that controls the executive branch.
President's U.S. residency requirement
President's term limit
Maximum number of years a President can serve.
Power to issue executive orders which have the power of law
Power for presidential appointment of many top-ranked offices in the government
The President's power to remove appointed positions. .
Power to make treaties
president's power to make international agreements that must be confirmed by 2/3 of Senate.
Routine international agreements, like a treaty, but do not need senate approval
Power of recognition
Presidential acknowledgement of a country and its government as legitimate.
postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
legal forgiveness of a crime
Mercy or leniency only in cases involving federal crimes
reduce the length of a sentence or a fine
blanket pardon offered to a group of law violators
scheme by which a presidential vacancy is filled; example - vice president, Speaker of the House, president pro-tempore of the Senate
3 roles of vice president
President in waiting, President of the Senate, helps decide question of presidential disability
persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers
perception that an election victory signals broad support for the winner's proposed policies
Directive issued by a president that has the force of law
The right of the president to withhold info from Congress/ refuse to testify; limited by U.S. v. Nixon
line item veto
Presidential power to strike, or remove, specific items from a spending bill without vetoing the entire package; declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
take care clause
The constitutional requirement (in Article II, Section 3) that presidents take care that the laws are faithfully executed, even if they disagree with the purpose of those laws.
Establishes procedures for filling presidential and vice presidential vacancies and makes provisions for presidential disability.
Limits presidents to two terms of office.
War Powers Resolution
A law passed in 1973 spelling out the conditions under which the president can commit troops without congressional approval. Presidents view the resolution as unconstitutional.
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