Presidential Powers

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  • Powers of the President
    • Act as Commander in Chief
      • This power has not been fully utilized since 1941, only really relevant to wartime presidents, the president now no longer declares war but asks congress if they could "authorise" troops
    • Sign Legislation
      • President usually signs most bills that lands on his desk, he usually signs the ones he wants to take credit for as well, he has elaborate bill signing ceremonies were senators and house members and other relevant people come to.
    • Veto Legislation
      • This is usually more of a bargaining power, the president can decide to say no the bills but he usually signs them he just says he wont to keep people in line
        • Pocket Veto Similar to that of a regular veto however it can only be used at the end of a congressional session and the president does this quietly
      • Pocket Veto Similar to that of a regular veto however it can only be used at the end of a congressional session and the president does this quietly
    • Submit the Annual Budget
      • Pretty much the same proposing legislation however the budget is massively important. the Office of Management and Budget draws up the annual budget to the president who then submits it to congress and then subjected to a long bargaining process
    • Propose Legislation
      • The Pres usually does this through the ANNUAL STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS but he can do it whenever he wants really by calling a press conference or announcing it any public event
    • Act as Chief Executive
      • The president has been granted all executive powers, he thus has to run the executive federal
    • Nominate Executive Branch Officials
      • Basically the most important are the heads of the 15 executive departments like foreign poliicy, education etc
    • Nominate  all federal judges
      • Nominates people to Supreme Court, to the Trial Courts (district) and the to appeals courts (circuit)
        • confirmed by a Simple Majority in Congres
          • Basically the most important are the heads of the 15 executive departments like foreign poliicy, education etc
    • Negotiate Treaties
      • simple  enough they negotiate any treaties
    • Pardon
      • forgiveness of a crime which fully makes no sense to me but yeah its when the president forgives you

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