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Overview of Presidential Powers

Overview of Presidential Powers

Learn about the constitutional basis for executive power under Article II of the Constitution.


Welcome to the tutorial on Executive Power! There is perhaps no more controversial and debated power of the federal government than that of the executive.

I. Vesting Clause of Article II

Article II of the Constitution outlines the role of the executive in the US government, but some key executive powers are scattered throughout the other Articles. It's important to note that the Vesting Clause of Article II does not contain the limiting language seen in the Legislative Vesting Clause of...