Free public access to United States government documents in a federal depository library is guaranteed by law (44 USC §1911). While UC Berkeley houses one of the most comprehensive collections of U.S. government documents in the country, the Library is one of over a thousand Federal Depository Libraries across the United States, and one of several Federal Depository Libraries in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The President's the broad powers of the office are outlined in the Constitution, Article II. The President's basic constitutional responsibilities include:
This authority is often promulgated through executive orders and proclamations, and memorandas. Both executive orders and proclamations can have legal effect. Generally, executive orders are used by a president to exercise executive authority to manage the operations of the Federal Government. Proclamations are often used to announce something ceremonial in nature such as 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.
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