Congress has the power to declare war Veto legislation Veto any bill or

Congress has the power to declare war veto

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Congress has the power to declare war. Veto legislation. Veto any bill or resolution enacted by Congress, with the exception of joint resolutions that propose constitutional amendments. Congress can override a presidential veto with a two-thirds vote in each house. Appoint various officials. Appoint federal court judges, ambassadors, cabinet members, other key policymakers, and many lesser officials. Make treaties. Make treaties with foreign powers. “Receive Ambassadors,” the right to recognize other nations formally. Informal powers of the president. In times of war or national emergency, the Congress may grant the president more broad powers to manage the national economy and protect the security of the U.S. Constitution. Inherent powers: authority claimed by the president that is not clearly specified in the Constitution. Typically, these powers are inferred from the Constitution. Unitary executive: a belief that the president’s inherent powers allow him to overrule congressional grants of independent authority to agencies. What are executive orders? Examples? 18
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Executive order: presidential directives that create or modify laws and public policies, without the direct a pproval of Congress. Sometimes presidents use them to see the laws are “faithfully executed.” This was the case when President Dwight Eisenhower ordered the Arkansas National Guard into service in Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce court orders to desegregate the schools . Many times presidents issue executive orders by arguing that they make take actions in the best interest of the nation so long as the law does not directly prohibit these actions. Executive orders are issued for a wide variety of purposes, from administrative reorganization to civil rights . For instance, Harry Truman issued an executive order to end racial segregation in the armed services. The president instructs the government how to work within the parameters already set by Congress and the Constitution which allows the president to push through policy changes without going through Congress. Examples: Abraham Lincoln. Emancipation Proclamation. President Obama used an executive order to reverse Bush policies. Differences between the Cabinet and the Executive Office of the President. The Cabinet: a group of presidential advisers; the heads of the executive departments and other key officials such as the head of the OMB and the ambassador to the United Nations. Reflects an increase in government responsibility and intervention in areas such as energy, housing, and homeland security. Counting department heads, other officials of cabinet rank, and presidential aides, it is a body of at least twenty people.
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