For use with Chapter 14 Section 4 (pgs. 405-408) of the student textbook.
Legislative Powers
What are the two things that Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution allows the President to do?



What are the four actions the President can take on a bill passed by Congress? For each give a simple description.






Judicial Powers
Define the following actions
  • reprieve:

  • pardon:

  • clemency:

  • commutation:

  • amnesty:


The textbook describes uses of the above actions. Using these examples, why do you think the Constitution gives the President power to "forgive"?