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Chapter 14: The Presidency and the Executive Branch

Victoria Friedli

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5.permits the vice president to become acting president if the vice president and the cabinet determine that the president is disabled.
13.a government in which one party controls the White House and a different party controls one or both houses of Congress.
15.required the president to spend all appropriated funds.
18.a group of electors chosen by each state who would meet in their respective state capitals to vote for president and vice president.
21.Congress's attempt to control military activities by requiring the President to consult with Congress when activating military troops.
22.Made up of "cheif of staff", "counselor", "assistant to the president", "special consultant, or "press secretary". These aides are appointed by the president without Senate confirmation, and they may be fired at will.
23.the presidential practice of refusing to spend money appropriated by Congress.
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1.determining policy priorities.
2.Senate's approval of something the president does.
3.provided for electors to vote for a president/vice president slate.
4.the power to recognize foreign governments.
5.limited a president to election to two terms and/or serving no more then 10 years.
6.Book written by Professor James Barber about how personality characteristics shape a president's approach to his job and largely determine important decisions.
7.the president's privilege of confidentiality.
8.a method for selecting a vice president when the office is vacated.
9.allow presidents to veto sections of bills without passing the whole thing.
10.the Court ruled against Clinton's argument that civil suits against a cheif executive distract him from presidential duties.
11.the Court held that there is no "absolute unqualified presidential privilege of immunity from judicial process under all circumstances.
12.the Court ruled that under executive privilege, the president cannot be sued for damages related to official decisions made while in office.
14.The House of Representatives may, by majority vote, impeach the president for "Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." Once the House impeaches the president, the case goes to the Senate, which tries the president, with the chief justice of the Supreme Court presiding. By a two-thirds vote,m the Senate may convict and remove the president from office.
16.presidents have more direct contact with their staff members, with many cabinet secretaries and assistants reporting directly to the president.
17.The original four positions in the cabinet.
19.most assistants report through a hierarchy to a cheif of staff and/or a cheif aide. This frees the presidents calendar for only the most important issues.
20.the inabbility to get anything done because the branches bicker with one another and make difficult decisions.

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