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The US President is the head of state and the head of the federal government of the United States of America. The president's power is checked and balanced by the two other branches of the US Government, which are Congress and the Supreme Court.

Asked in Politics and Government, US Presidents, US Constitution, Barack Obama

Does the President have too much power?

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Yes. The 'executive order' is a tool that is often misused to improperly take powers that do not belong to the Executive branch or the office of the President.
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What were some of Abigail Adams accomplishment?

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Abigail Adams wrote letters to her husband John Adams.
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Was Abraham Lincoln a cheerleader?

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No- I have never heard Lincoln called a cheerleader and I doubt that he would answer to that name. I see a cheerleader as someone who stays on the sidelines and roots for a favorable outcome rather than getting into the game and doing things. That was not Lincoln. On the contrary, my dear, George Washington was a fine cheerleader.
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What is impeachment?

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Impeachment is the process used by a legislative body to bring charges of wrongdoing against a public official. Basically, it is the indictment of an appointed or elected public officer on serious criminal charges. The legal basis for impeachment is stated in Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution: "The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." The House of Representatives is the only body that can impeach federal officials. If a federal official is impeached, a trial by the Senate follows, which is where guilt and the potential removal from office is debated. It is important not to confuse impeachment with conviction. Impeachment is just a formal accusation; it is only the first step in removing a public official from office. The idea of impeachment in the United States is usually discussed in reference to the president, although only two presidents have ever actually been impeached, compared to seventeen officials in other positions. Andrew Johnson was impeached on February 24, 1868, on charges of violating the Tenure of Office Act by removing Secretary of War Edwin Stanton from office. William ("Bill") Clinton was impeached on December 19, 1998, on charges of lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstruction of justice. Both Johnson and Clinton were acquitted in the Senate. Impeachment proceedings against Richard Nixon had made it out of committee, but he resigned from office on August 9th, 1974 before it could be debated on the House floor. Impeachment inquiries have been attempted on a number of presidents throughout the United States' history, including John Tyler, Harry Truman, and Ronald Reagan. In fact, every elected president since 1980 has been the subject of at least one Congressional resolution that suggested impeachment inquiries.
Asked in History of the United States, US Presidents, Andrew Jackson

Why didn't people in the whig party like president Jackson?

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Did not like him because of the spoil system, what he did to the Indians (trail of tears), he fought a battle when the war was over
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What is the order of succession to the Presidency of the United States?

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* The Vice President * Speaker of the House * President pro tempore of the Senate * Secretary of State * Secretary of the Treasury * Secretary of Defense * Attorney General * Secretary of the Interior * Secretary of Agriculture * Secretary of Commerce * Secretary of Labor * Secretary of Health and Human Services * Secretary of Housing and Urban Development * Secretary of Transportation * Secretary of Energy * Secretary of Education * Secretary of Veterans Affairs * Secretary of Homeland Security
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Who were the 7 black presidents?

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Barack Obama is the first, and only black president of the united states of America
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How many presidents were Democrats that were from Ohio?

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No Democrat president was born in Ohio or lived in Ohio.
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What did Zachary Taylor do after president?

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get put in a coffin and buried. he died in office.
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Was John Kennedy the ambassador to Great Britain?

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No- but his father, Joseph Kennedy, held this position at one time.
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What is your Coin XX US President James a Garfield worth?

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Coin XX US President James a Garfield is worth more than $12.45.
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According to the constitution how is the president elected?

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According to the Constitution the president of the United States is elected based on the votes cast from each state. Each political party chooses their own candidate to represent them.
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Why are Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson and James K. Polk notable?

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For one, all three represented TN. Also, all three were U.S. Presidents.
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What domestic issues damaged George Bush's popularity?

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Hurricane Katrina was a key factor and the dreadful way it was handled. He was also unable to string a sentence together, which after eight years of being told that "human and fish can co-exist peacefully" many people began to get tired of...
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What do they call the president's cabinet officers?

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The President's cabinet officers are called the Cabinet.
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What US government body has the power to impeach?

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Impeachment of unsatisfactory federal officials is the job of the House of Representatives. The House of Representatives has the sole authority to impeach (bring charges against) federal officials. If the House votes , by simple majority, to impeach , they submit the impeachment articles to the Senate, the Senate holds the trial and decides whether or not to convict or acquit.The Chief Justice of the United States presides over the impeachment trial of the US President. Conviction requires a two-thirds vote of guilty from the Senate. If the official is found guilty, he (or she) is removed from office iI the official is found not guilty, he (or she) is acquitted and serves the remainder of the term. US constitution : Article I, Section 2 "the House of Representatives...shall have the sole power of impeachment." Article II, Section 4 "The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." (The House can not impeach members of Congress. however; the Constitution provides they may only be expelled by a two-thirds vote of the house they belong to.) The US House of Representatives has the sole power of impeachment (bring charges against) federal officials. Impeachment is only the first step in attempting to removal an official from his office. After impeachment, the US Senate conducts the trial to determine whether the impeached official is guilty of the charges against him or her.-bitch