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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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Execute Law through organized Federal bureaucracy

15 executive departments organized by the executive (the Cabinet) carries out administration. Ultimately, it is the President's responsibility to execute and enforce laws created by Congress.

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The Constitution states that "he [executive] shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed”.[1] The president actively appoints members to his Cabinet and administration to help in this process. According to the current site of the Whitehouse, the president may sign the legislation into laws or veto bills and advise congress.[2]

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  1. https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/article/article-ii
  2. https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/the-executive-branch/
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