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Bell Ringer: The Impact of the End of the Legislative Veto

The Impact of the End of Legislative Vetoes

Sarah Binder, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution talked about Congress' power to check the president through legislation and the impact of legislative vetoes being ruled unconstitutional. Specifically, she discussed the War Powers Act of 1973 and National Emergencies Act of 1976.

Description

Sarah Binder, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution talked about Congress' power to check the president through legislation and the impact of legislative vetoes being ruled unconstitutional. Specifically, she discussed the War Powers Act of 1973 and National Emergencies Act of 1976.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What is meant by a legislative veto?
  • What happened to legislative vetoes in the 1980s?
  • Prior to the 1980s, what were examples of ways that the legislative veto was used to check the president?
  • How did the end of the legislative veto make it more difficult for Congress to check the power of the president?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Checks And Balances
    • Legislative Veto
    • National Emergencies Act Of 1976
    • Resolution
    • War Powers Act Of 1973

    Topics

    Executive BranchLegislative BranchSupreme Court Cases

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity