If the president does not sign a bill within 10 days of when he gets it, it automatically kills the bill
the power to veto specific items in a bill without vetoing the entire bill
- deemed as unconstitutional so no one uses it now
first 100 days the president is in the office
the executive office of the president
president and vice president
office of management and budget
works with the president to decide the budget
an event where people care less about parties, and just want to come together to support the USA.
if a federal official commits a crime or wrongly acts the HOR can impeach him and then send him to an impeachment trial, which then may remove him from office.
state of the union address
a yearly address delivered each January by the president to Congress
it gives the plans for legislation
the president is allowed to keep secrets only in a matter of national security
An international agreement between the heads of government between 2 or more nations
resolution passed by both the senate and the house of representatives
war powers resolution
Requires the president to notify congress within 48 hours of sending troops overseas
signing and deciding how much of a bill to put into law. It's like vetoing a bill, but only specific parts of it.
(presidents prefer this because they can pass parts of a bill into law that benefit him, and his party!)
when the president and congress/senate have different parties
summary: there should be one president, having multiple presidents has a clash of opinions and delays response to issues.
pardon & reprieves
the use of formal power that exempts the individual who is punished for a crime
- can increase the president's approval rating
- can serve justice for those who are deemed to be falsely accused
The way the president pushes his agenda onto the people. (who then pushes it onto congress)
- has become more present today because of social media
the president can and should do everything in the constitution for the betterment of the country
an order that carries the force of law but isn't a law — from the president.
commander in chief
head of military
chief administrator bureaucracy
tells the bureaucracy how to enforce laws
tells congress which issues to focus on/make laws about
drafts treaties, meets with leaders of foreign countries
overseeing economic problems
chief of party
acts as party leader and creates policies
chief of state
symbol of nation (president)
appoints the heads of the bureaucracy
the president should represent all of the people of the US
3 qualifications for vice president
be a natural-born U.S. citizen, be at least 35 years old, be a resident in the U.S. for at least 14 years
- same as president!
how to political parties balance the ticket?
when a presidential candidate chooses a vp who can strengthen his chance of being elected by virtue of certain ideological, geographic, racial, ethnic, gender, or other characteristics.
how can someone get less than 50% of population's vote and still become president?
electoral college system, more than 270 votes make you the president
- the same number of votes as representatives in congress, plus 100 senate members plus 3 electoral votes
- presidents try to hardest to get states like California because if they win the state they get 55 votes
who can the president pardon? why did the framers give the president this power?
he can't pardon impeachment, treason, or any state crimes.
the framers gave him this because it acts as a check on the judicial branch!