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5 Matching questions

  1. constitutional authority (presidential)
  2. head of government
  3. signing statement
  4. head of state
  5. What is the president's job description?
  1. a one role of the president, through which he or she has authority over the executive branch.
  2. b one role of the president, through which he or she represents the country symbolically and politically
  3. c powers derived from the provisions of the Constitution that outline the president's role in government
  4. d 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. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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
  2. the percentage of Americans who feel that the president is doing a good job in office.
  3. 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. the group of policy-related offices that serves as support to staff to the president
  5. any policy decision made and acted upon by the president and his staff without the explicit approval or consent of congress

5 True/False questions

  1. cabinetthe group of fifteen executive department heads who implement the president's agenda in their respective positions

          

  2. first-mover advantagethe president's power to initiate treaty negotiations. Congress cannot initiate treaties and can only consider them once they have been negotiated

          

  3. executive ordersproclamations made by the president that change government policy without congressional approval

          

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

          

  5. recess appointmentone role of the president, through which he or she has authority over the executive branch.

          

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