The President's Power By Kevin Navarro

The Emancipation Proclamation

An executive order is a directive, rule or regulation that has the effect of the law. Anything from creating or amending rules or policies for federal employees, to issuing orders to clarify an agency’s responsibilities in carrying out some legislation. The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln.

Obama Handing Papers

An executive agreement is a pact between the President and the head of a foreign state, or a subordinate. Unlike treaties, executive agreements do not require a senate consent.

Mr. President's Power

The War Powers Resolution of 1973 limits the President’s War-making powers.

Obama signs but Line item Vetos himself

An Item Line Veto measure would allow the President to reject specific dollar amounts in spending bills enacted by Congress. In 1996, Congress passed the Line Item Veto Act; however, it was struck down by the Supreme Court in 1998.

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