Key Powers of the President
 Article II

Section. 1.
The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. 

Section. 2.
The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States.

[H]e shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States.

He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur.

[H]e shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law...

The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

Section. 3.

He shall he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers.

[H]e shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.

Article I

Section. 7.

Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary...shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives....

Amendment XXV

Section 2.

Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

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