Executive Branch Rodger Ellis

Powers include being able to veto, or reject, a proposal for a law, appoint federal posts, such as members of government agencies, negotiate foreign treaties with other countries, appoint federal judges, and grant pardons, or forgiveness. I believe the power to veto bills is the most important power.

the executive branch is made by the president alone.

the executive branch has vetoed a total of 2572 times.

here is a list of total veteos made by all presidents

  • George Washington 2
  • John Adams 0
  • Thomas Jefferson 0
  • James Madison 7
  • James Monroe 1
  • John Q. Adams 0
  • Andrew Jackson 12
  • Martin Van Buren 1
  • William Henry Harrison 0
  • John Tyler 10
  • James Polk 3
  • Zachary Taylor 0
  • Millard Fillmore 0
  • Franklin Pierce 9
  • James Buchanan 7
  • Abraham Lincoln 7
  • Andrew Johnson 29
  • Ulysses S. Grant 93
  • Rutherford B. Hayes 13
  • James A. Garfield 0
  • Chester A. Arthur 12
  • Grover Cleveland 414
  • Benjamin Harrison 44
  • Grover Cleveland 170
  • William McKinley 42
  • Theodore Roosevelt 82
  • William H. Taft 39
  • Woodrow Wilson 44
  • Warren G. Harding 6
  • Calvin Coolidge 50
  • Herbert Hoover 37
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt 635
  • Harry S. Truman 250
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower 181
  • John F. Kennedy 21
  • Lyndon B. Johnson 30
  • Richard M. Nixon 43
  • Gerald R. Ford 66
  • Jimmy Carter 31
  • Ronald W. Reagan 78
  • George H. W. Bush 44
  • Bill Clinton 37
  • George W. Bush 12
  • Barack H. Obama 12

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