GOPO Executive Terms
Terms in this set (43)
Advisory council for the president consisting of the heads of the executive departments, the vice president, and a few other officials selected by the president.
Chief of staff
The head of the White House staff.
A formal agreement between the U.S. president and the leaders of other nations that does not require Senate approval.
Executive Office of the President
The cluster of presidential staff agencies that help the president carry out his responsibilities. Currently the office includes the Office of Management and Budget, the Council of Economic Advisers, and several other units.
Formal orders issued by the president to direct action by the Federal bureaucracy.
The right to keep executive communications confidential, especially if they relate to National Security.
Formal accusation against a president or other public official, the first step in removal from office.
Powers that grow out of the very existence of government.
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.
A president's claim of broad public support. Used to show that he is the voice of the people who elected him.
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Presidential staff the agency that serves as a clearinghouse for budgetary requests and management improvements for government agencies.
A system of government in which the legislature selects the prime minister or president. No separation of powers.
A formal decision to reject a bill passed by Congress after it adjourns
The joint listing of the presidential and vice presidential candidates on the same ballot as required by the Twelfth Amendment.
A rising public approval of the president that follows a crisis as Americans "rally 'round the flag" and the chief executive.
State of the Union Address
The president's annual statement to Congress and the nation.
A formal, public agreement between the United States and one or more nations that must be approved by two thirds of the Senate.
A formal decision to reject the bill passed by Congress.
Lame duck period
The period of time for a president after her or his successor has been elected, but before the successor's term begins. Between November and January 20th at the end of their term.
Theselection in runnning partner that brings diversity in ideologies, ethnicity/race, geography, etc.
The president's spokesperson to the media.
Powers written directly into the Constitution. Also called enumerated powers.
Powers that are implied in the Constitution. Also called implied powers.
Percentage of people who "approve" or "disapprove" of how the president is handling things.
During the Nixon administration, scandals involving burglaries, wire planting and the cover-up by high-up officials.
Passed in 1951, the amendment that limits presidents to two terms of office.
A 1967 amendment to the Constitution that establishes procedures for filling presidential and vice presidential vacancies and makes provisions for presidential disability.
National Security Council (NSC)
An agency in the Executive Office of the President that advises the president on national security.
The situation occurring when voters cast their ballots for congressional candidates of the president's party because they support the president.
War Powers Resolution
A law passed in 1973 in reaction to Vietnam that requires presidents to consult with Congress whenever possible prior to using military force and to withdraw forces after 60 days unless Congress declares war or grants an extension.
The nature of presidential status as an ideal vehicle for persuading the public to support the president's policies.
Beginning in 1804, electors would vote separately for President and Vice President.
The office of the United States head of state, which is the president.
Freedom from punishment.
Commander in Chief
The officer who holds the supreme command, the president.
The time following an election when a president's popularity is high and congressional relations are likely to be productive.
Official electors of the president. Today, they are a "rubber stamp", giving their votes to the candidate that the majority of the state voted for in the general election (winner take all). Sometimes the votes are proportional.
Winner take all system
The way most states give out Electoral College votes. The EC gives their votes to the candidate that the majority of the state voted for in the general election
When the Electoral College votes are divided like the popular vote. In Kentucky, if someone gets 50% of the popular vote, they'll get half the EC votes.
the fact that most cabinet members usually take the side of their department when they have to choose between it and the president's wishes. This is also the case with legislators when they must choose between constituents and the prez.
a nickname of the president that discusses the president's power in introducing laws to Congress. It basically means that he is the most important law maker, even though he isn't in the legislative branch
a nickname of the president that addresses his importance in working with leaders from other countries. He is the most important ambassador we have.
"Rally round the flag"
the idea that after national crisis or a war, the president will have higher approval ratings. a type of rally point.