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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.

Executive Powers (Article II, Section 2 & 3) Show more Show less

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Executive privilege and issuance of executive orders

Executive orders can be drafted by the President to instruct the will of the Executive Branch. These orders have been utilized by Presidents since the birth of the nation.

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According to Article II, the president must “take care that the laws be faithfully executed,”[1] This has often been accomplished through the use of executive orders. Of course, this ability is thoroughly checked by Congress and Federal Courts who may strike orders they find to exceed the President's scope of rule.[2]

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  1. https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution-conan/article-2/section-3/powers-derived-from-the-take-care-duty
  2. https://www.heritage.org/political-process/heritage-explains/executive-orders
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