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GOVT 1315 ch 11
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Under the _ Amendment, electors were allowed to cast separate votes for the president and the vice president.
At least how old must one be in inauguration day to serve as president?
If the president fails to sign a bill within 10 days of receiving it and Congress is still in session, the bill will ___
Following Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency, what was the result of the passage of the Twenty- second Amendment to the Constitution in 1951?
it limited presidents to two terms of office.
Who was the first president to be impeached by the House?
Which of the following is true of the line item veto?
It was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
The presidents's refusal to spend appropriations that have been passed into law is called __
An executive order is a presidential command that__
is generally accepted as the law of the land
__ gives the president the power to keep secrets.
__ legislation is an example of behavior that expanded the power of the presidency.
Roosevelt's New Deal
The president's most powerful staff member is the
chief of staff
Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton managed their staff members using the __ approach.
According to the Constitution, what is the main responsibility of the vice president
to succeed the president in case of death or incapacitation.
What does the Constitution say about the president's cabinet?
it is not mentioned.
During the last 50 years, the diversity reflected in the president's cabinet has__
Ever since __, presidents have been expected to advance policies that promote economic growth and prosperity.
the new Deal
According to political scientist Richard Neustadt, the president's chief resource is his ____
power to persuade.
Almost with out exception, presidents end their terms in office ___
less popular than they were at the beginning
One way that the president serves as agenda-setter-in-chief is through___
the annual State of the Union Address.
"Going public" is colloquial reference to a situation through which the president ___
appeals directly to the people
What were President Obama's top priorities when he took office in 2009?
an economic stimulus package and health care reform.
In running for reelection, members of Congress typically ___
focus on local issues and ignore the president.
Presidents often enter office claiming to have a mandate, or ___
clear backing for chosen directions for the country.
A president's rise in public approval following a crisis is referred to as __-
a rally point.
Rating for President George W. Bush spiked following __
the September 11, 2001 attacks
Which president has the highest historical ranking?
Many presidents have a profound and lasting effect on the security of Americans and how responsive government is to their needs. Which president's legislative program created Medicare?
Which of the following is one of the major achievements of President Obama?
rescuing the automobile industry
___ is ranked a failure because of his lack of leadership at the start of the Great Depression
The __ is the staff agency that advises the president about he performance of hundreds of government agencies.
Office of Management and Budget
The presidentially appointed and nominated group of department and agency heads is known as the ___
Which of the following is a reason that historians give President Lyndon Johnson a low rating as president?
He did not win the Vietnam War.
Which of the following represents the most significant test of a president's leadership?
a president's performance during wartime
What was noteworthy about eh reelection of President George W. Bush?
He won reelection despite starting his campaign with an approval rating below 50 percent.
Which of the following explains why the president's agenda-setting role has weakened in recent years?
growing public anger toward big government.
As president, George Washington ____
established the legitimacy and basic authority of the office.
Why did Congress pass the War Powers Resolution?
to reassert its role and authority in the use of military force.
Unlike a treaty, a congressional-executive agreement requires___
approval by both houses of Congress by a simple majority vote
If the president does not act on a bill sent to him by Congress for approval, knowing that Congress will adjourn in a few day the bill will be rejected, what kind of veto is this?
If the president wanted to direct eh Department of Education to streamline the lending process for federal student loans, what tool could he use?
an executive order
If the president wanted to meet in private with just the member of his cabinet, which of the following governmental official would have to leave the room?
the president pro tempore
In what official role might eh president authorize sending troops to defend the national interest?
Commander in Chief
If constituent opinion and the president's proposals on health care bill conflicted, which way are member of Congress most likely to vote?
with their constituency
How could a president fill vacancies in the judicial or executive branch with out approval of the Senate?
by making recess appointmetnts
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