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The Constitution of the United States assigns several powers to the president, including the power to veto or sign legislation, convene or adjourn Congress and command the armed forces. The U.S. President also nominates ... More »

The judicial powers of the president of the United States are the power to pardon and grant reprieves, the power to appoint federal judges and the power to appoint justices to the Supreme Court. The power to appoint judg... More »

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The two primary legislative powers of the president include the ability sign bills approved by Congress and pass them into law and to veto them. Even if a president vetoes a bill, however, Congress can still force the bi... More »

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Apart from the power to propose and pass laws, Congress has several non-legislative powers including the following: powers to impeach, tax, amend the Constitution, declare war, elect the President in case there is no maj... More »

The powers denied to Congress are enumerated in Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution of the United States. A key provision necessary for passing the original Constitution was a compromise between the free and slave s... More »

The Constitution of the United States grants the power to declare war to Congress. Article I, Section 8 states that "Congress shall have power to ... declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules conc... More »

The president of the United States has the power to nominate justices of the Supreme Court with the advice and consent of the Senate, in accordance with Article II, section 2 of the Constitution of the United States. Alt... More »