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What powers are vested in the Executive Branch? Show more Show less
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The president holds both expressed powers, granted explicitly by the Constitution, and implied powers, which are not expressly stated but have been accepted as necessary to successfully defend the Constitution.

Legislative Powers (Article II, Section 3) Show more Show less

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Deliver State of the Union Addresses

The State of the Union Address allows presidents to formally express their goals, wishes, and focuses for the year by formally addressing Congress during the occasion.

The Argument

Article II of the Constitution states that the President "shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.”[1] This framing forms the basis of the president's Union Address which has been practiced by many to all presidents.

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  1. https://history.house.gov/Institution/SOTU/State-of-the-Union/#:~:text=The%20formal%20basis%20for%20the,%2C%20Section%203%2C%20Clause%201.
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