Powers Of The President:
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH makes laws Congress is made up of: • The Senate 100 elected senators • The House of Representatives 435 voting representatives
The three branches of government have checks and balances to distribute power or control equally.
JUDICIAL BRANCH evaluates laws Supreme Court: 9 justices
ROLE OF THE PRESIDENT
Head of government of the United States of America
Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces
Head of state – Represents the people and stands for the highest values and ideals of the country
Appoints the heads of more than 50 independent federal commissions
EXECUTIVE BRANCH carries out laws President, Vice President, and President’s Cabinet 15 executive departments
Holds the power either to sign legislation into law or to veto bills enacted by Congress
Execution and enforcement of the laws created by Congress
Unlimited power to extend pardons and clemencies for federal crimes, except in cases of impeachment
POWERS OF THE PRESIDENT Inherent powers : powers inferred from the Constitution Legislative powers : outlines the administration’s legislative agenda Appointment powers : selects many people to serve the government Treaty power : negotiates treaties with other nations
Think it Through 1. What do you think might happen if checks and balances within our government didn’t exist? 2. What would happen if the President was the only person in power? 3. How would you change the U.S. government’s structure of the three branches of government?
AMER I CA’ S LEGACY PRESENTED BY STUDENT GOVERNMENTAL AFFA I RS PROGRAM | 15 STUDENT GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS PROGRAM | SGAP.org | https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/executive-branch; https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet; http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm; http://www.house.gov/representa- tives; https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/presidents/barackobama; http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0777009.
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