GOV10.10.07 - Executive Branch The Presidency Founders did...

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Executive Branch: The Presidency Founders did not want a king or a tyrannical ruler So they put a lot of checks on presidential power However, our president has a very powerful position with many formal and informal powers Duties are often contradictory and impossible for 1 person. Basis of the Presidency Single Presidency Selection neirther by people or Congress (Electoral College) Fixed Term 22nd Amendment–2 full terms or 10 years Only removed by impeachment Veto power Not required to have an advisory council, but since Washington we have had Cabinet (advisory counsel) Minimal Requirements 35 years old Live in USA for 14 years Natural Born Citizen Formal Powers via the Constitution Chief Executive of Federal Bureaucracy Nominate and appoint key officials Implement and enforce laws Veto Bills Negotiate Treaties Recognize Foreign Nations Commander in Chief Chief of State Pardon or Grant Clemency Power to Convene Congress Vetoes Reagan 39 Carter 13 Bush 29 Clinton 36 Bush 4 Total number of presidential vetoes is 2,550. Regular vetoes is 1,484. Pocket vetoes
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