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Review Separation of Powers 2014
Some informal powers: executive orders, executive agreements, executive privilege, meet with foreign leaders (chief diplomat (delegated role by Congress)), build coalitions, and access to media.
Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution • Also, known as enumerated (written down) powers. • Article, – http: //www. renewamerica. com/columns/price/1 10605
Congress also has implied powers. • These are powers exercised by Congress which are not explicitly given by the Constitution itself but necessary and proper to execute the powers which are.
Inherit powers • Beyond the expressed and implied powers of Congress, the legislative branch possesses a third type of powers—the so-called inherent powers of government. These powers, like the implied powers, are not explicitly listed in the Constitution, but they are said to be inherent to the very idea of national government. Because the United States is a sovereign nation in the world, it can be assumed to possess certain powers that all sovereign nations possess and always have possessed. The Founding Fathers, the argument goes, surely took for granted that the United States government would have these inherent powers as well. These powers exist, in essence, simply because the United States exists. There are not many of these inherent powers, but some are quite important; they include the power to control the country's borders, to give or refuse diplomatic recognition to other countries, to acquire new territories for national expansion, and to defend the government from revolutions.
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Reserved Powers • Powers reserved to the states (or the people) by the 10 th amendment of the Bill of Rights.
Executive agreements have been cited as evidence that • A. modern presidents often try to avoid legislative checks and balances on their authority. • B. the executive branch has become too large and bureaucratic. • C. Presidents have less power in handling foreign policy than in handling domestic policy. • D. Interest groups have too much power in the contemporary governmental system. • E. the courts have few means of limiting presidential power.