Last Modified: 2016-03-08
-35 years minimum
-Born in U.S., or abroad to U.S. citizens; resident of U.S. for 14 years
-Makes treaties, appoints ambassadors and judges (duties share with Senate)
-Power to commission officiers in military, grant pardons to those convicted/charged with a crime, receive foreign ambassadors, convene sessions of Congress
-State of Union to Congress (Article 2 Section 3)
-Commander in chief
-Established by George Washington
-Individual who represents the federal government in diplomatic relations with other countries
Authority of a chief executive to reject part of a bill passed by legislature
-ruled unconstitutional in 1998
Presidential commands that have the force of law
*only applies to executive branch and its employees
--> President's relationship with public, electoral factors like strength of victory, size/support of his party in Congress, historical and policy contexts
Group of offices in executive branch that provides president with political advice, promotes the president's programs with legislation and interest groups, and handles the president's public relations
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