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  1. An action by the House of Representatives to accuse the president, vice president, or other civil officers of the United States of committing "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors."
  2. An inherent power excercised by the president during period of national crisis.
  3. A power vested in the president by Article II of the Constitution.
  4. A 1967 amendment to the Constitution that establishes procedures for filling presidential vacancies and makes provisions for presidential disability.
  5. A power of the president that is expressly written into the Constitution or into statutory law.
  6. A rule or regulation issued by the president that has the effect of law. Executive orders can implement and give administrative effect to provisions in the Constitution, to treaties, and to statutes.

6 True/False questions

  1. Inherent PowerA power of the president derived from the statements in the Constitution that "the executive Power shall be vested in a President" and that the president should "take Care that the laws be faithfully executed"; defined through practice rather than through law.


  2. Statutory PowerA power created for the president through laws enacted by Congress.


  3. Executive PrivilegeThe right of executive officials to withold information from or to appear before a legislative committee.


  4. White House OfficeThe personal office of the president, which tends to presidential political needs and manages the media.


  5. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)A division of the Executive Office of the President. The OMB assists the president in preparing the annual budget, clearing and coordinating departmental agency budgets, and supervising the administration o the federal budget.


  6. Washington CommunityThe informal advisers to the president.