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This is the branch of government that carries out laws; It is headed by the President.
This is a part of the Constitution that created the Executive Branch.
Chief of State
In this role, the President is the ceremonial head of the United States; he is the symbol of the people of the nation.
In this role, the president decides how the laws of the US are to be enforced and choosing officials and advisors to help run the federal government.
In this role, the president is the head of federal agencies and the person responsible for the implementation of national policy and of the 2.8 million government employees.
In this role, the president is the main architect of foreign policy and main spokesperson to other countries; he recognizes foreign governments, appoints ambassadors, makes treaties and executive agreements.
Commander in Chief
In this role, the president is supreme commander of the military forces of the United States and of the state National Guard units when they are called into federal service; Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard.
In this role, the president is the main architect of public policy and the one who sets the agenda for Congress; He delivers the State of the Union Address before a joint session of Congress.
Chief of Party
In this role, the president is the acknowledged leader of the political party that controls the executive branch; He can affect the party platform.
In this role, the President is the representative of the people of the United States; He works for the public interest (general population).
Formal Qualifications for President
A person must be at least 35 years old, be a natural born citizen and have lived in the United States for at least 14 years.
Informal qualifications for president
The characteristics that describe most president of the United States (White, Male, Protestant, Lawyer, College Degree).
Amendment that created a 2 term limit on presidents; However, it is possible for a president to serve 10 years in office.
Presidential Succession; Vice Presidential Vacancy; Presidential Disability
This is the order in which the office of president is to be filled if it becomes vacant.
This is when the president is unable to discharge the duties of the office; it can be determined by the president or by the vice president and a majority of the cabinet.
The person first in line to become president if the president were to die, resign or be removed. He is the President of the Senate and the President-in-Waiting. He is also used to balance the ticket.
Balance the Ticket
The practice of choosing a presidential running mate who can strengthen a presidential candidate's chance of being elected.
The body of electors who formally elect the United States president and vice-president. They are chosen by the voting population during the presidential election in November.
Powers of the President
Please see packet to see the powers of the president (i.e. executing the law, appointment power, removal power, treaties, executive agreements).
Chief of Staff
The person who is named to direct the White House Office and advise the president.
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; They are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate.
The people elected by the voters in a presidential election to members of the electoral college; Each state has at least three electors.
A rule or order issued by the president to an executive branch of the government; it has the force of law without having to go through Congress.
An implied presidential power that allows the president to refuse to disclose information regarding confidential conversations or national security to Congress or the judiciary.
An inherent power exercised by the president during a period of national crisis.
Impoundment of Funds
A presidential refusal to spend money appropriated by Congress
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