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Chapter 13 gov
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In the early 1800s, the system of nominating presidential candidates that left the candidates beholden to their party's leaders in Congress was called
What did the framers mean to accomplish by indirect election of the president?
to make the president responsible to state and national legislatures
The president has the power to appoint which of the following positions?
When the president infers powers from the "rights, duties, and obligations" of the presidency, these are called
The president's expressed powers include all of the following except
Federal executive agencies do each of the following in implementing legislation except
seek advisory opinions from the federal courts as to the constitutionality of the rules
Executive agreements differ from formal treaties in that they
do not have to be approved by the Senate
Which statement concerning executive agreements between the president and foreign nations is incorrect?
Presidents have always fully complied with Congress's reporting requirements
Which of the following statements about Congress and the executive branch is most accurate?
Starting around the time of the New Deal, Congress has tended to give executive agencies broad mandates and to draft legislation that offers few clear guidelines for implementation by the executive.
The Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1970 by
Richard Nixon claimed ______ when he refused to turn over secret White House tapes to congressional investigators.
Which executive agency has the least discretion, as a result of very detailed congressional legislation?
Internal Revenue Service
When Congress delegates power to the executive branch, it
The power to declare war is given to ______ under the Constitution.
Both houses of congress
The president's delegated powers come from
The president's groups of advisers and analysts are collectively called the
An executive order is
a rule or regulation initiated unilaterally by the president, with the status of a law
The ______ asserted that the president could send American troops into action abroad only in the event of a declaration of war or other statutory authorization by Congress, or if American troops were attacked or directly endangered.
War Powers resolution of 1973
Which of the following statements about presidential pardons is false?
George Washington declared amnesty to all Americans who fought for the British during the War for Independence
An informal group of advisers to the president is often called the
The State of the Union address is
mandated by the Constitution
Which of the following statements is most accurate?
Congress's tendency in recent years to give executive agencies fewer clear guidelines for implementing laws is the result of
the greater scope and complexity of the tasks that American government has undertaken.
Which of the following statements about the presidential veto is most accurate?
use of the veto varies considerably across presidential administrations, & vetoes are seldom overridden
The president's power to set the debate concerning public policy in Congress is called a(n)
a legislative initiative
Which statement about the Cabinet is incorrect?
The cabinet does not meet as a group, except during the State of the Union address
When are the president's partisan ties most important?
in dealing with Congress on legislative matters
The Office of Management and Budget is important because
It assembles and analyzes the figures that go each year into the national budget that the president submits to Congress, studies the organization and operations of the executive branch, devises plans for reorganizing various departments and agencies, develops ways of getting better info about government programs, and reviews proposals that cabinet departments want included in the president's legislative program.
The main political value of the vice president is to
bring the president votes in the election from a group or region that would not otherwise be a likely source of support
The first lady is an important resource for the president in his capacity as
head of state
The expansion of the Executive Office of the President, the development of regulatory review, and the use of executive orders have been important because they
allowed presidents to achieve significant policy results despite congressional opposition
Which of the following actions was not the result of an executive order?
According to the text, what are the three most common ways for a president to expand his base of power?
party support, popular mobilization, and administrative control
As a means of managing the gigantic executive branch, presidents have increasingly come to rely upon the
White House Staff
The National Security Council is composed of all of the following except the
Speaker of the House
Which of the following statements about signing statements is false?
What is the primary constitutional task of the vice president, besides succeeding the president in case of death, resignation, or incapacitation?
to cast tie- breaking votes in the senate
After the president and vice president, which office is next in the line of succession?
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Contemporary presidents frequently use popular mobilization and executive administration to achieve their goals because
When the White House directs administrative agencies to promulgate specific rules and regulations, this is called
The last time Congress exercised its constitutional power to declare war was in
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