The Clause And Other Clauses Of The Constitution

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The vesting clause and other clauses of Article II of the Constitution vaguely define the powers and duties of the President, allowing the presidential power to be flexible enough to adapt to times of national emergency. Through the system of checks and balances, the president’s immense powers are limited. In Article II of the Constitution, the vesting clause and other clauses account, but poorly describe, the powers, role in foreign policy, and duties of the president granting room for interpretation and adaptation to national emergencies. The first sentence of Article II states “The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America” (U.S. Constitution. Art. II). This designates the president the powers of the executive branch of government and the position as the head of the cabinet and executive departments. The president also has the “Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States” (U.S. Constitution. Art. II). With the exception of impeachment, the president has the power to grant postponement of punishment or release from penalty to any individual in the United States. In order to prevent government paralysis, the Framers administered to the president the “Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate” (U.S. Constitution. Art. II), with the ability to also nominate judges of the Supreme Court and other federal courts. In Article II of the Constitution, while describing
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