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Adopted in 1951, prevents a President from serving more than 2 terms, or more than ten years if he came to office via the death or impeachment of his predecessor
22nd Amendment
The power delegated to the House in the Constitution to charge the President, vice-president, or other "civil officers" including federal judges, with "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." This is the first step in the constitutional process of removing such government officials from office
Impeachment
An implied presidental power that allows the president to refuse to disclose information regarding confidential conversations or national security to COngress or the judiciary
Executive privilege
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.
U.S. vs Nixon (1974)
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
25th Amendment
The formal body of presidential advisers who head the fifteen executive departments. Presidents often add others to this body of formal advisers
Cabinet
Formal government agreement entered into by thye president that does not require the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate.
Executive agreement
The formal, constitutional authority of the president to reject bills, passed by both of the houses of Congress, thus preventing their further congressional action.
Veto Power
The authority of a chief executive to delete part fo a bill passed by the legislature that involves taxing or spending. The legislature may override a veto, usually with a two-thirds majority of each chamber.
Line-item veto
Passed by Congress in 1973; the president is limited in the deployment of troops overseas to a sixty-day period in peacetime (which can be extended for an extra thirty days to permit withdrawl) unless Congress explicitly gives its approval for a longer period
War Powers Act
An executive grant providing restoration of all rights and priviledges of citizenship to a specific individual charged or convicted of a crime.
Pardon
Powers of the president that can be derived or inferred from specific powers in the Constitution.
Inherent powers
The name given to the program of "Relief, Recovery, Reform" begun by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 to bring the US out of the GReat Depression
New Deal
Establishment created in 1939 to help the president oversee the executive branch bureaucracy
Executive Office of the President (EOP)
Jobs, grants, or other special favors that are given as rewards to friends and political allies for their support
Patronage
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.
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
A rule or regulation issued by the president that has the effect of law. All executive orders must be published in the Federal Register
executive order