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Offline Jim Nunziato

Article 2 - The Executive Branch
« on: February 10, 2014, 02:45:07 PM »
Article 2, Section 1: "The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America."

Article 2, Section 2: The President of the United States also acts as head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress and, to that end, appoints the heads of the federal agencies, including the Cabinet. He also shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

A bill cannot become law without some form of action or inaction of the executive branch. The president has the power to veto any bill with which he disagrees. If the president vetoes a bill, and the congress overrides his veto, the bill becomes law, the same as if he had signed it. If the resulting law is challenged in the federal court system, the judicial branch, (the third branch of the federal government) will decide the case. This would be an example of the executive and the judicial branches keeping the legislative branch in check.


"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."  Thomas Jefferson

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