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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. State of the Union
  2. go public
  3. unitary executive theory
  4. What do Americans want from the president? What determines whether presidential approval ratings are high or low?
  5. signing statement
  1. a An annual speech in which the president address Congress to report on the condition of the country and recommend policies
  2. b Most Americans want the president to have good judgment and to be ethical and compassionate. Somewhat fewer Americans want a president who is politically experienced and willing to compromise. Issues such as the economy and health care are perennially important in presidential elections. In recent elections, national security issues such as preventing terrorist attacks and managing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have also come to the fore. Presidential approval ratings are driven by a president's performance on the major issues facing the country, such as the economy and national security.
  3. c a president's use of speeches and other public communications to appeal directly to citizens about issues the president would like the House and Senate to act on
  4. d the idea that the vesting clause of the Constitution gives the president the authority to issue orders and policy directives that cannot be undone by Congress
  5. e a document issued by the president when signing a bill into law explaining his interpretation of the Law, which often differs from from the interpretation of Congress, in an attempt to influence how the law will be implemented

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the group of fifteen executive department heads who implement the president's agenda in their respective positions
  2. The idea that presidents have more interest in and power over foreign policy issues compared to domestic policy issues. This asymmetry is created by the president's greater influence over the making of foreign policy and the generally lower salience of foreign policy issues
  3. the percentage of Americans who feel that the president is doing a good job in office.
  4. Political appointees in the Executive Office of the President, along with the VP and appointees in executive departments and agencies, help the president manage the federal government and provide political assistance to the president and to candidates from his political party. The primary mission of presidential appointees is to help the president achieve his or her policy goals. As such, loyalty to the president is generally valued over policy expertise. VP Dick Cheney was the most powerful VP in American history owing to his experience, expertise, and general agreement with Pres Bush
  5. The president's duties include overseeing the implementation of legislation; appointing senior government officials and federal judges; issuing executive orders; serving as military commander in chief; directing America's foreign policy; proposing, signing and vetoing legislation; and carrying out other duties. The president is a politician who needs to cultivate citizens' support to get reelected, to pressure Congress to enact his proposals, and to help elect candidates from his party. Even after 220 years of American history, the limits of presidential power in such areas as national security and executive privilege remain unclear

5 True/False questions

  1. head of stateone role of the president, through which he or she has authority over the executive branch.

          

  2. Who are America's presidents? What effect have presidential actions had, and how has the presidency developed over time?Most Americans want the president to have good judgment and to be ethical and compassionate. Somewhat fewer Americans want a president who is politically experienced and willing to compromise. Issues such as the economy and health care are perennially important in presidential elections. In recent elections, national security issues such as preventing terrorist attacks and managing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have also come to the fore. Presidential approval ratings are driven by a president's performance on the major issues facing the country, such as the economy and national security.

          

  3. fast-track authorityArticle II, Section 1, of the Constitution, which states that "executive Power shall be vested in a President of the USA," making the president both head of the government and head of state

          

  4. executive agreementproclamations made by the president that change government policy without congressional approval

          

  5. unilateral action (presidential)any policy decision made and acted upon by the president and his staff without the explicit approval or consent of congress

          

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