The Executive Branch Of The United States Constitution

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The Executive Branch of the United States government consists of the president, vice president, and cabinet members. Article II of the United States Constitution gives the general idea of executive branch, such as the procedures, requirements, powers and limitation of the president. The president is given some powers in Article II Section 2 of the Constitution such as making treaties, vetoing laws, and being Chief Executive of the Executive branch. The president is also the Commander in Chief of the United States Army and Navy. Despite the powers granted for Congress and the president in the Constitution, we don’t know to what extent the president has the power to send troops and declare war without Congress’s approval. At first, the president seems to be just a figure head as Commander in Chief, but his power is properly regulated through the use of checks and balances and proposals by Congress and the Supreme Court. The Executive Branch is a part of one of the separation of powers, which is one of the three main pillars of the United States Constitution. It is made up of the president, the chief executive, the vice president, and members that the president nominates. Article II of the Constitution gives insight to some of the presidential powers. One of the powers of the president is being Chief Legislator. This means that he has the power to sign or veto legislation, whether it is to expressively sign, veto, or do a pocket veto. He also has to provide information to
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