We the People Tenth Edition Ch.13 The Presidency
Terms in this set (22)
a normally closed meeting of a political or legislative group to select candidates, plans strategy, or makes decisions regarding legislative matters
specific powers specified granted by the Constitution to Congress
powers necessary to allow presidential exercise of expressed powers
constitutional powers that are assigned to one governmental agency but that are exercised by another agency with the express permission of the first
powers claimed by a president that are not expressed in the Constitution but are inferred from it
War Powers Resolution
a resolution of Congress that the president can send troops into action abroad only by authorization of Congress, or if American troops are already under attack or serious threat. Also known as the War Power Act of 1973.
Commander in chief
the role of the president as commander of the national military and the state National Guard units (when called into service)
a rule or regulation issued by the president that has the effect and formal status of legislation
an agreement, made between the president and another country, that has the force of a treaty but does not require the Senate's "advice and consent"
Sole Executive Agreement
A type of Executive Agreement that does not require the output of a foreign country.
the claim that confidential communications between a president and close advisers should not be revealed without the consent of the president
the president's constitutional power to turn down the acts of Congress; a presidential veto may be overridden by a two-thirds vote of each house of Congress
a presidential veto that is automatically triggered if the president does not act on a given piece of legislation passed during the final 10 days of a legislative session
the president's inherent power to bring a legislative agenda before Congress
the secretaries, or chief administrators, of the major departments of the federal government; cabinet secretaries are appointed by the president with the consent of the Senate
National Security Council (NSC)
a presidential foreign policy advisory council composed of the president, the vice president, the secretary of defense, and other officials invited by the president
White House staff
analysts and advisers to the president, each of whom is often given the title "special assistant"
an informal group of advisers to who, the president turns for counsel and guidance; members of the official cabinet may or may not also be members of the Kitchen Cabinet
Executive Office of the President (EOP)
the permanent agencies that preform defined management tasks for the president; created in 1939, the EOP includes the OMB, the CEA, the NSC, and other agencies
announcements made by the president when signing bills into law, often presenting the president's interpretation of the law
The authority to carry out a policy or course of action, regarded as given by the electorate to a candidate or party that is victorious in an election.
Often delegates significant power to the executive branch which gives the president a great deal of discretion in the way the law is intended.