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Formal vs. Informal Powers of President

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Which of the following statements explains the key difference between formal and informal powers of the president?

A

Formal powers require Congressional approval to execute; informal powers do not require Congressional approval.

B

Formal powers refer to the legislative and judicial roles of the president; informal powers refer to role as Chief Executive.

C

Formal powers are specifically granted by the Constitution; informal powers have been adopted over time due to the expanding role of and increased demands on the presidency.

D

Formal powers are specifically granted by the Constitution; informal powers have legislative constraints on them such as the War Powers Act.

E

Formal powers are specifically granted by the Constitution; informal powers require Congressional approval.