Ch. 12 PRESIDENCY (DC)
Executive Branch vocab
Terms in this set (25)
The percentage of survey respondents who say that they "approve" or "strongly approve" of the way the president is doing his job.
articles of impeachment
Charges brought against the president by the House of Representatives. (Trial is in the Senate).
The selection of a running mate who brings diversity of ideology, geographic region, age, gender, race, or ethnicity to the slate.
Heads (called Secretaries) of the 15 Executive departments chosen by the president to serve as advisers. Not in the Constitution
chief of staff
Among the most important staff members of the White House Office (WHO); serves as both an adviser to the president and the manager of the WHO.
Broad powers exercised by the president during times of national crisis.
An international agreement between the United States and other nations, not subject to Senate approval and only in effect during the administration of the president who negotiates the agreement.
Executive Office of the President (EOP)
Made up of the top agencies of the United States government, including the Office of Management and Budget, National Security Council, and White House Office (with over 400 staff members), with the purpose of coordinating the activities of the executive.
The power of the president to issue orders that carry the force of law.
The right of the chief executive and members of the administration to withhold information from Congress or the courts, or the right to refuse to appear before legislative or judicial bodies.
Presidential powers enumerated in the Constitution.
A time early in a new president's administration characterized by optimistic approval by the public.
The power of the House of Representatives to formally accuse the president (and other high-ranking officials, including the vice president and federal judges) of crimes.
Presidential powers that are implied in the Constitution.
The power of the president to strike out specific line items on an appropriations bill while allowing the rest of the bill to become law; declared UNCONSTITUTIONAL by the Supreme Court in 1997.
National Security Council (NSC)
The council, composed of the President, Vice President, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, that determines means by which domestic, foreign, and military policy can best be integrated for safeguarding the national security.
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
The office that creates the president's annual budget.
The president's spokesperson to the media.
A written message that the president issues upon signing a bill into law. Can occasionally be a statement regarding how the President intends to interpret the law for his or her own benefit.
Powers explicitly granted to presidents by congressional action.
take care clause
The constitutional basis for inherent powers, which states that the president "shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed."
During the Nixon administration, a scandal involving burglaries and the subsequent cover-up by high-level administration officials.
White House counsel
The president's lawyer.
White House Office (WHO)
The office that develops policies and protects the president's legal and political interests.
Works Progress Administration (WPA)
A New Deal program that would employ 8.5 million people at a cost of more than $11 million between 1935 and 1943.
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