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Mahoney

Chapter 13 (Government)

TermDefinition
Twelfth Amendment An amendment to the Constiution, adopted in 1804, that specifies the separate election of the president and vice president by the electoral college
Chief of State role of th epresident as ceremonial head of the government
Chief Executive role of the president as head of the executive branch of the government
Civil Service collective term for the body of employees working for the government
Appointment Power authority vested in the president to fill a governmetn office or position
Commander in Chief role of the president as supreme commander of the military forces of the United States and of the state National Guard units when they are called into federal service
Wars Powers Resolution law passed in 1973 spelling out the conditions under which the president can commit troops without congressional approval
Advice and Consent power vested in the U.S. Senate by the Constitution to give its advice and consent to the president on treaties and presidential appointments
Chief Diplomat role of the president in recognizing foreign governments, making treaties, and making executive agreements
Diplomatic Recognition president's power, as chief diplomat, to acknowledge a foreign government as legitimate
Executive Agreement international agreement made by the president, without senatorial ratification, with the head of a foreign state
Cheif Legislator roel of the president in influencing the making of laws
State of the Union Message annual message to congress in which the president proposes a legislative program
Veto Message preident's formal explanation of a veto when legislation is returned to Congress
Pocket Veto special veto power exercied by the chief executive after a legislative body has adjourned
Constitutional Power power vested in the president by Article II of the Constitution
Statutory Power power created for the president through laws enacted by Congress
Created by: Ashley Malott on 2004-10-05



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