Flashcards in chapter 12: the presidency Deck (80)
A system of government in which the legislature selects the prime minister or president
The joint listing of the president and Vice Presidential candidates on the same ballot
Amendment which arranged for the presidential ticket
A formal, public agreement between the US and one or more nations
Election which revealed the problem with the runner up rule
What military branches is the president commander of?
Army and navy
Who appropriates money for the purchase of arms?
Who can declare war?
The power of the president to make treaties is called
Diplomat in chief
When do executive agreements expire?
When the executive from either nation leaves office
The name of the presidential duty of being in charge of day-to-day operation of the federal bureaucracy
Administrator in chief
The authority to appoint judges and ambassadors
The appointment power
What three points help presidents choose appointments?
1) party loyalty
2) interest group pressure
3) management ability
How many appointments has senate ever rejected?
Where are minor presidential appointments listed?
The Plum Book
Why can judicial appointments exert a president's influence beyond their term?
Because judges serve for life
Where did the pardon power come from?
Traditional powers of the English king
What percent of presidential vetoes have been overridden?
Fewer than 10%
What president had the most vetoes? How many?
What can the pardon power be used for?
Shortening prison terms, correct judicial errors, address national controversies, and protect citizens from future prosecution
The constitutional requirement that makes presidents responsible to take care that laws are faithfully executed
Take care clause
Clause that requires presidents to make sure laws enacted by Congress are implemented, even if he doesn't personally agree with them
Take care clause
The President's annual statement to Congress and the Nation
State of the Union Address
What does the 25th Amendment secure?
Actions to be taken if the president is unable to perform his duties while in office
Who is third in line for President?
Speaker of the House of Reps
On what grounds can a president be impeached?
Treason, bribery, or "other high crimes"
What two presidents have been impeached? What were the outcomes?
Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton; acquittal
What president avoided impeachment by resignation?
Why is there conflict in who has The War Power?
Article 1 grants declaration of war to Congress, but Article 2 gives the power to wage war to the President