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Chapter 13 Key Terms

TermDefinition
Twenty-second Amendment Ratified in 1951, this amendment limits presidents to two terms of office
Twenty-fifth Amendment Ratified in 1967, this amendment permits the vice president to become acting president if the vice president and the president's cabinet determine that the president is disabled, and it outlines how a recuperated president can reclaim the job.
impeachment The political equivalent of an indictment in criminal law, prescribed by the Constitution.
Watergate The events and scandal surrounding a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in 1972 and the subsequent cover-up of White House involvement, leading to the eventual resignation of President Nixon under the threat of impeachment.
cabinet A group of presidential advisers not mentioned in the Constitution, although every president has had one.
National Security Council The committee that links the president's foreign and military advisers.
Council of Economic Advisers A three-member body appointed by the president to advise the president on economic policy.
Office of Management and Budget An office that prepares the president's budget and also advises presidents on proposals from departments and agencies and helps review their proposed regulations.
veto The constitutional power of the president to send a bill back to Congress with reasons for rejecting it.
pocket veto A type of veto occurring when Congress adjourns within 10 days of submitting a bill to the president and the president simply lets the bill die by neither signing nor vetoing it
presidential coattails These occur when voters cast their ballots for congressional candidates of the president's party because they support the president.
War Powers Resolution Requires presidents to consult with Congress whenever possible prior to using military force and to withdraw forces after 60 days unless Congress declares war or grants an extension.
legislative veto A vote in Congress to override a presidential decision.
crisis A sudden, unpredictable, and potentially dangerous event requiring the president to play the role of crisis manager.
Created by: Hellvalley