Adopted in 1951, prevents a president from serving more than two terms.
The power delegated to the House of Reps in the Constitution to charge the president and other “civil officers” with treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.
An implied presidential power that allows the president to refuse to disclose information regarding confidential conversations or national security to Congress or the judiciary.
Key Supreme Court ruling on power of the president, finding that there is no absolute constitutional executive privilege to allow a president to refuse to comply with a court order to produce information needed in a criminal trial.
Adopted in 1967 to establish procedures for filling vacancies in the office of president and vice president as well as providing for procedures to deal with the disability of a president.
The formal body of presidential advisers who head the fifteen executive departments. Presidents often add to this body of formal advisors.
Formal government agreement entered into by the president that does not require the advice and consent of the Senate.
The formal, constitutional authority of the president to reject bills passed by both houses of Congress.
The authority of a chief executive to delete part of a bill passed by the legislature that involves taxing or spending.
Passed by Congress in 1973; the president is limited in the deployment of troops overseas to a sixty day period in peacetime unless Congress explicitly gives it’s approval for a longer period.
An executive grant providing restoration of all rights and privileges of citizenship to a specific individual charged or convicted of a crime.
Powers that belong to the national government simply because it is a sovereign state.
The name given to the program begun by FDR in 1933 to bring the United States out of the Great Depression.
Created in 1939 to help the president oversee the executive branch bureaucracy.
Jobs, grants, or other special favors that are given as rewards to friends and political allies for their support.
The office that prepares the president’s annual budget proposal, reviews the budget and programs of the executive departments, supplies economic forecasts, and conducts detailed analyses of proposed bills and agency rules.
A rule or regulation issued by the president that has the effect of law.
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