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I need help here....

can you tell me one example of the responsability that has the executive brach?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:37 PM on May. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Let's see, let me check the US Constitution ... as I recall, it's pretty limited ...

    Answer by waldorfmom at 7:09 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • why do I feel like I'm getting a pop quiz in school???


    p.s. Go back to English class and work on your spelling!

    Answer by thundernlight at 7:21 PM on May. 19, 2009

  • OK. I checked the Constitution: The President's duties and powers are covered with five sentences:

    He swears an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution. ... Not the country, not the people - the CONSTITUTION itself. (This is a very important point !! )

    Commander-in-Chief of Army, Navy, and state militias when they are called to action.
    Requires written reports from heads of his departments; grants reprieves and pardons.
    Receives ambassadors & other ministers, makes treaties (with 2/3 approval from Senate), and nominates people to be ambassadors, Supreme Court justices and other US officials, to be confirmed by the Senate.
    Gives a State of the Union report, with his recommendations.
    Fills vacancies which come up in the Senate; he can convene both Houses of Congress in an emergency.
    He "takes care that the laws are faithfully executed".

    That's it, as far as the words in the Constitution go.

    Answer by waldorfmom at 1:10 PM on May. 20, 2009

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