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22nd amendment

a president can serve no more than two terms, or 10 years if he came to office because of the death, resignation, or impeachment of his predecessor

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impeachment

power given to the House to be able to kick an elected official out of office; House votes on whether the person did something wrong, Senate then conducts trial

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executive privilege

president can withhold information about confidential conversations or national security

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U.S. v. Nixon (1974)

sets limits to executive privilege

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25th Amendment

sets order of succession for president: President, VP, Speaker, Pro Temp, Sec. of State, etc...

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cabinet

presidential advisors, head the 15 departments

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executive agreements

Formal international agreements by the president without advice or consent of Senate

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veto

process by which the president rejects bills from Congress

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line item veto

president can veto specific lines of a bill instead of whole bill, ruled unconstitutional

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War Powers Resolution

passed by congress in 1973, requires Congressional authorization to deploy troops overseas, and limits the time of deployment

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pardon

executive grant providing restoration of all rights and privileges of citizenship to a specific individual charged or convicted of a crime

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inherent powers

presidential powers specifically written in the Constitution

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Executive Office of the President (EOP)

a mini-bureaucracy created in 1939 to help the president oversee the executive branch bureaucracy

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Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

the office that prepares the presidents 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

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executive order

order issued by the president that has the effect of a law

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signing statements

occasional written comments attached to a bill signed by the president