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U.S. Government And Politics, 2nd Edition by Franco Scardino

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CHAPTER13

The Presidency

In This Chapter

  • The history of the presidency
  • The powers of the president
  • The office of the vice president
  • Problems with succession to the presidency and vice presidency

The president of the United States is often referred to as “the most powerful position on Earth.” In fact, the Constitution grants the president a tremendous amount of power. The legislative and judicial branch can also check these powers, which include everything from the power to use military force to pardoning federal officials.

The role of the president has evolved through history, with some presidents taking much more control over the federal ...

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