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Limits on Presidential Power (4)

- By Congress
- By the Federal Courts
- By the Bureaucracy
- By Public Opinion

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Limitation by Congress

- 2/3 vote to override a veto
- confirmation power
- power of the purse
- impeachment

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Limitation by Federal Courts

can rule policies and actions unconstitutional

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Limitation by Bureaucracy

failing to provide needed info, by misinterpreting instructions, and by neglecting to complete a task properly

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executive orders

rules that have the force of the law

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impoundment

president refuses to spend the money Congress has appropriated for a certain purpose

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reprieve

postponement of legal punishment

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pardon

release of legal punishment

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Amnesty

pardon of a group of people for an offense against the gov't

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treaties

formal agreements between the governments of two or more countries

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executive agreements

pacts between the president and head of a foreign government

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Leadership Qualities and Skills (6)

- understanding the public
- ability to communicate
- sense of timing
- openness to new ideas
- ability to compromise
- political courage

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executive privilege

right of president to with hold info from Congress

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US v. Nixon

ruled executive privilege legal

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Roles of the President

- Head of State
- Chief Executive
- Chief Legislator
- Economic Planner
- Party Leader
- Chief Diplomat
- Commander in Chief