Flashcards in Chapter 14- The Presidency Deck (15):
The same party controls the White House and both houses of Congress
The inability of the government to act because rival Artie's control different parts of the government
The people chosen to cast each state's votes in a presidential election. Each state cast one electoral vote for each senator and representative it has. The District of Columbia has three electoral votes, even though it cannot elect a representative or senator.
The presidents use of his prestige and visibility to guide or enthuse the American public.
A message from the president to Congress stating that he will not sign a bill it has passed. Must be produced within 10 days before Congress adjourns.
A bill fails to become law because the president did not sign it within 10 days before Congress adjourns it
An executive's ability to block a particular provision in a bill passed by the legislature
A presidential document that reveals what the president thinks of a new law and how i ought to be enforced
A presidents subordinates report to him through a clear chain of command headed by a chief of staff
Several of the president's assistants report directly to him
Ad hoc structure
Several subordinates, cabinet officers, and committees report directly to the president on different matters.
The heads of 15 executive branch departments of the federal government
The authority of Congress to block a presidential action after it has taken place. The Supreme Court has held that Congress does not have this power.
Charges against a president approved by a majority of the House of Representatives