Adopted in 1951; prevents a president from serving more than two terms, or more than ten years if he came to office via the death, resignation, or impeachment of his predecessor.
An implied presidential power that allows the president to refuse to disclose information regarding confidential conversations or national security to congress or the judiciary.
Supreme Court ruling on power of the president, holding that there is no absolute constitutional executive privelege allowing a president to refuse to comply with a court order to produce information needed in a criminal trial.
U.S. v. Nixon (1974)
Adopted in 1967 to establish prosedures for filling vacancies in the office of president and vice president as well as providing for procedures to deal with the disability of a president.
The formal body of presidential advisers who head the fifteen executive departments. Presidents often add others to this body of formal advisers.
Formal international agreements entered into by the president that do not require the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate.
The formal, constitutional authority of the president to reject bills passed by both houses of Congress, thus preventing them from becoming law without further congressional action.
Passed by congress in 1973; the president is limited in the deployment of troops overseas to a sixty-day period in peacetime unless Congress explicitly gives its approval for a longer period.