Georgia Magazine - November 2012 - (Page 7)

Presidential responsibilities The framers of the U.S. Constitution delegated the executive powers of the federal government to one elected president. As chief executive, the president serves as head of state, chief diplomat and commanderin-chief of the military. There are 11 specific powers given to the president. In Article I Section 7: 1. Power to veto bills passed by Congress, but Congress may override the president’s veto with a two-thirds majority vote in each house. In Article II, Section 2: 2. Power to act as commander-in-chief of the U.S. armed forces and of the state militias when called into service by the United States. 3. Power to require writton opinions from executive branch officials. 4. Power to grant pardons, except in cases of impeachment. 5. Power to make treaties, but a treaty must be ratified by a two-thirds vote of the Senate. 6. Power to appoint ambassadors, Supreme Court justices, officers and other federal public officials, but they must be confirmed by the Senate. 7. Power to fill vacancies that occur during a recess of the Senate, but such appointments expire at the end of the following session of Congress. In Article II, Section 3: 8. Power to recommend legislation. 9. Power to convene and adjourn Congress in “extraordinary occasions.” 10. Power to receive ambassadors and other foreign officials. 11. Power to commission all officers of the United States. Two other duties of the office are listed in Article II, Section 3. This section says the president shall periodically report to Congress about the “state of the union,” which has led to the annual State of the Union address. It also charges the president to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” referring to his duty to implement or carry out the laws enacted by Congress. —Jim Jess November 2012 STEEL MOBILE HOME ROOFING Insurance credit Expert installation Increase the value of your home Energy Star Certified Cut your electric bill Stop leaks LIFETIME WARRANTY Since 1983 800.633.8969 Guess where this is and you could Picture this? Win $25! In “Picture this?” the reader whose photo of a Georgia place is published wins $25—as does the person who correctly guesses what the photo is and where it was taken. The winner’s name (drawn at random from correct guesses) and the answer will appear in a future issue. If you’re ready to guess, or have a photo for us to consider, email picturethis@ or mail to “Picture this,” P.O. Box 1707, Tucker, GA 30085. Submissions for consideration should be 300-dpi photos you have taken of locations that are easy to identify, but not too prominent. Please send photos and guesses separately. Guesses for the November contest must be received by Nov. 19, 2012. With all correspondence, please include your name, address and phone number. Our winners from the September 2012 issue are Audrey L. Connely, of Macon, who took the photo, and Jack Anderson Jr., of Yatesville, who correctly guessed that it is a statue of singer Otis Redding on the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail, at Gateway Park in Macon. The life-size bronze sculpture depicts Redding sitting on the pilings of a dock, strumming a guitar, with the lyrics to “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay” on a pad beside him. Redding died in a plane crash in 1967, just days after recording the song that would become a hit. Celebrating the Georgia lifestyle GEMC ® September 2012 More online at 7

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - November 2012

Georgia Magazine - November 2012
Picture This?
Liberty Notes
Georgia News
Calendar of Events
Festival Guide
Homes for the Holidays
Flip-Flops and Caviar: Winning Georgia Products
More Great Georgia Products
Around Georgia
Lodging and Dining on the North Georgia Art Ramble
My Georgia
Statement of Ownership
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks
More Snapshot Submissions
Second Helping: More Holiday Side Dishes
Plant of the Month
November Online Trivia Contest

Georgia Magazine - November 2012