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Presidential Information

Information about how the United States government undergoes a peaceful transition of presidential administrations


Of course the President gets his authority from Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution. President Biden set a series of national priorities.  Meet his Cabinet.


Executive Power

What is Executive Power?

This topic is much debated and discussed especially between Congress and the President, whomever is holding office.  There have been Executive Orders expanding power and limiting power and after the Watergate affair, there were laws and regulations put in place to ensure that Executive power would be limited.  Below are some of the key resources about executive power.

The White House. Executive Branch

Fisher, Louis.  Presidential Power in National Security: A Guide to the President Elect: 2006-06. White House Transition Project, Library of Congress.

Article II. Constitution of the United States

Checks and Balances in our government.  From Ben's Guide

Executive Order 12667 Presidential Records Act (signed by Ronald Reagan 1/16/1989)

Executive Order 13233 Further Implementation of the Presidential Records Act (signed by President George W. Bush 11/1/2001)

Executive Order 13489 Basic Laws and Authorities, revocation of EO 13233 (signed by President Obama 1/26/2009)

Nixon v. Administrator of General Services, 433 U.S. 425 (1977).  For an official version of this law, come into Brooks Library and we will provide it for you.  For an unofficial copy, please search one of the unofficial law school sources such as the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law.


Elections & The Electoral College

Hall of Presidents