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Define Removal power
President's power is limited to remove federal employee's if they work for and independent agency like the post office per Supreme Court case Humphrey's executors v. U.S.
Define oath of office
President makes this pledge on the day he takes office that he will protect the U.S. as commander in chief
Define executive order
an order by the president to take a specific action it is just like a law
Which branch of government approves most presidential appointments
Senate of the legislative branch
Can the president refuse to enforce a law if he doesn't agree with it?
No, but he has leeway in how strongly it is enforced
Define Senatorial courtesy
The pres gets approval for his party senators of the state in which the official will serve
Where does the president power of ordinance come from
The constitution and congress
True or false - most federal civilian employees that the president appoints need to be apporved by the Senate
True - only a handful are appointed by the pres without approval
Define Stewardship
A few stong presidents have subscribed to this theory which takes a broad view of presidential powers
What is the reason that the president's power has grown over the years
the nations social and economic life has become more complex due to industrialization and the presidents ability to get attention from the media
At the Philidelphia convention some framers argued that
congress should be more powerful than the president
How has congress increased the power of the president
They provide only general outlines for laws and let the president decide the rules and how the law will be administered
When do the powers of the president increase to almost that of a dictator or king
in times of emergency like 9/11
Which president did not agree with president's trying to expand their power
William Howard Taft
Define Imperial Presidency
when presidents take strong actions without consulting congress
What has been the result of American Society becoming more complex
people want government and the president to provide leadership
How has congress increased the power of the president
They provide only general outlines for laws and let the president decide the rules and how the law will be administered
How has congress increased the power of the president
They provide only general outlines for laws and let the president decide the rules and how the law will be administered
When do the powers of the president increase to almost that of a dictator or king
in times of emergency like 9/11
When do the powers of the president increase to almost that of a dictator or king
in times of emergency like 9/11
Which president did not agree with president's trying to expand their power
William Howard Taft
Which president did not agree with president's trying to expand their power
William Howard Taft
Define Imperial Presidency
when presidents take strong actions without consulting congress
What has been the result of American Society becoming more complex
people want government and the president to provide leadership
Define Imperial Presidency
when presidents take strong actions without consulting congress
What has been the result of American Society becoming more complex
people want government and the president to provide leadership