The power of the Executive Branch is vested in the President of the United States, who also acts as head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.
The President is responsible for implementing the laws written by Congress and appoints the heads of the federal agencies. The President also has the power to grant reprieves and pardons.
The Constitution explicitly assigns to the president the power to sign or veto
legislation .... For example, President Jimmy Carter granted amnesty to Vietnam
Our United States Constitution established three branches of government,
including an executive branch headed by the U.S. president. This lesson...
Article II, Section 2, clause 2 grants the President the power to “appoint ... For
example, the power of the President to remove Members of the Cabinet cannot
The president, for example, is given the power to veto legislation passed by
Congress. But some of the president's powers are less clear and more subject to
Feb 11, 2014 ... Challenges to the president's executive power are on the rise following .... the
examples cited by his opponents as presidential "overreach" are ...
The powers and duties of the president are outlined in Article II of the Constitution
. ... One dramatic example of this use of presidential power came in 1962, when ...
Apr 27, 2012 ... Executive branch power at the expense of Congress and the ... Examples include
President Truman's undeclared war against North Korea; ...
Jul 10, 2014 ... Is President Obama abusing his executive powers? ... George W. Bush for
example managed to gut the Presidential Records Act (greatly ...
Other emergency powers are much vaster in scope. During the Civil War, for
example, President Abraham Lincoln spent money without congressional