Unit 5: The Presidency
Terms in this set (15)
A method of organizing a president's staff in which several presidential assistants report directly to the president.
Ad Hoc Structure
A method of organizing a president's staff in which several task forces committees, and informal groups of friends and advisers deal directly with the president
By Custom, the ____ includes the head of the fourteen major executive departments
One of Two ways for a president to disapprove a bill sent to him by Congress. The ____ ______ must be sent to Congress within ten days after the president receives the bill.
One of the two ways for a president to disapprove a bill sent to him by Congress. If the president does not sign the bill within ten days of his receiving it, and Congress has adjourned within that time, the bill does not become law.
Line - Item Veto
The power of an executive veto veto some provisions in an appropriations bill while approving others. The president does not have the right to exercise a ___ ____ _____ and must approve or reject an entire appropriations bill.
The rejections of a presidential or administrative agency action by a vote of one or both houses of Congress without the consent of the president. In 1983, the Supreme Court declared the legislative veto unconstitutional.
A formal accusation against a public official by the lower base of a legislative body. _______ is merely an accusation and not a conviction. Only two presidents, Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998, were ever impeached. Thew were not, however, convicted, for the Senate failed to obtain the necessary two-thirds vote required for conviction.
A politician ho is still in office after having lost a reelection bid.
reformed the Electoral College after 1800 election; electors chose President and Vice-President
President of U.S. limited to two terms
Presidential succession and disability
how the President is elected. 538 electors. Number of electors by state determined by number of Representatives + number of Senators (2)
Office of Management and Budget
the largest office within the Executive Office of the President of the United States. Mission is to assist the President in overseeing the preparation of the federal budget and to supervise its administration in Executive Branch agencies. In helping to formulate the President's spending plans, the OMB evaluates the effectiveness of agency programs, policies, and procedures, assesses competing funding demands among agencies, and sets funding priorities.
Executive Office of the President
consists of the immediate staff of the President of the United States, as well as multiple levels of support staff reporting to the President. Assists the President in supervising the executive branch.