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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.

Judicial Powers (Article II, Section 2) Show more Show less

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Grant pardons and reprieves

Not only can the President annually pardon turkeys on Thanksgiving, but the executive may pardon individuals for federal crimes. This power is not limitless, however.

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The constitution clearly states that the president "shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.” [1]

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  1. https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/blog/presidential-pardons-a-constitutional-and-historical-review#:~:text=The%20clause%20says%20the%20president,be%20issued%20for%20impeachment%20cases
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