16 terms

Chapter 8 Powers of the President

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amnesty
a pardon to a group of people
Chief Administrator
the president's executive role as the head of federal agencies, departments and his Cabinet and the person responsible for the implementation of national policy
Chief Diplomat
The role of the president in recognizing foreign governments, making treaties, and effecting executive agreements. Official business
Chief Executive
Decides how the laws of the US are to be enforced and choosing officials and advisers to help run the Executive Branch
Chief of Party
term for the president as the leader of his or her political party
Chief of State
term for the President as the ceremonial head of the United States, the symbol of all the people of the nation
clemency powers
Executive authority to grant relief from criminal punishment;
Commander in Chief
The role of the president as supreme commander of the military forces of the United States and of the state National Guard units when they are called into federal service
Commutation
The power to reduce (commute) the length of a sentence or fine for a crime
Executive Order
a rule or order issued by the president to an executive branch of the government and having the force of law.
executive privilege
The power to keep executive communications confidential, especially if they relate to national security.
Pardon
A declaration of forgiveness and freedom from punishment for an individual
reprieve
(n) a temporary relief or delay; (v) to grant a postponement
Presidential Succession
the order in which officials fill the office of president in case of a vacancy
US v. Nixon
The Supreme Court does have the final voice in determining constitutional questions; no person, not even the President of the United States, is completely above law; and the president cannot use executive privilege as an excuse to withhold evidence that is 'demonstrably relevant in a criminal trial
Veto
Chief executive's power to reject a bill passed by a legislature