Examples of usage:

  1. On the refusal of President Polk to give information, on their demand, as to the objects of the then existing war with Mexico, and the instructions given by the Executive relative to negotiations for peace, Mr. Adams rose, and maintained the constitutional power of the house to call for that information; denying that in this case the refusal was justified by that of President Washington on a similar demand; and declaring that the house ought to sustain, in the strongest manner, their right to call for information upon questions in which war and peace were concerned. "Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams." by Josiah Quincy
  2. Moreover, few doubts concerning the constitutional powers of the executive position seem ever to have assailed him. "The United States Since The Civil War" by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
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