The Executive Department

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The Executive Department A. The Officers (President and Vice President) 1. Term of Office: The president and vice president shall hold office for a term of 4 years.

2. The Electoral College: A) A group of people who elect the president. State legislature decide how the elector will be chosen. The number of electors chosen is done by how many sentors and house repsentives added together.

B) Now each elector shall cast a seprate vote for president and vice president. Also it changed the inauguration date from March 4 to January 20.

3. Qualifications for President: You must be a natural born citizen, the age of 35 and must live in the nation for more than 14 years.

4. Provisions for vacancy of the Presidency: B) The Powers of the President 1. Power over the navy, army, and state militia's.

2. Must have the consent of congress to make major argeements with other contries or the appointment of public officals 3.

To make temporary appointments when congress is not in session.

4. He shall have the power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States 5. He may require the opinion in writing of the principal officer in each executive departments upon any subject relating the officers duties.

6. Also with the consent of the Senate he shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officals of the United States.

C) The Duties of the President 1. He must give a State of the Union address at least once a year.

2. Call special sessions of congress to decided at matters on a subject.

3. Adjourn Congress if the two houses are divdied about a matter 4. Receive ambassadors and commission officers.

5. He must see that the laws are being faithfully executed.