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Book: The U.S. Constitution in Five Minutes

Chapter: 14. The President as Chief Executive

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43574


The vesting clause of Article II of the Constitution places “the executive power” in a single person. Political leaders from the beginning have interpreted this language broadly – that it includes ALL executive power, even powers unstated, except where legislative participation is explicitly called for.

Chapter Contributors

  • David Crockett ( - dcrockett) 'Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas'