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Article II 

  • Section 3

    He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.

    • ArtII.S3.1 Obligations and Responsibilities of the President
      • ArtII.S3.1.1  Legislative Role of the President
      • ArtII.S3.1.2 Right to Receive Ambassadors and Other Public Ministers
        • ArtII.S3.1.2.1  Right to Receive Ambassadors and Other Public Ministers: Overview
        • ArtII.S3.1.2.2 Right to Receive Ambassadors and Other Public Ministers: Doctrine and Practice
          • ArtII.S3.1.2.2.1  Right to Receive Ambassadors and Other Public Ministers: Early Doctrine
          • ArtII.S3.1.2.2.2  Right to Receive Ambassadors and Other Public Ministers: Doctrine During 1950s to 2000s
          • ArtII.S3.1.2.2.3  Right to Receive Ambassadors and Other Public Ministers: Current Doctrine
      • ArtII.S3.1.3 Take Care Clause
        • ArtII.S3.1.3.1  Take Care Clause: Overview
        • ArtII.S3.1.3.2 Take Care Clause: Select Topics for Consideration