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Gov: Chapter 7, 13, 14 Test
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What are examples of non partisan primaries?
State judges, commissioner, mayor, achool council members
What are the four ways candidates can be nominated for public office?
Self-announcement (oldest), primary (most popular in the two party system), caucus (small group nominates you, taken over by convention), petition (used to induct and more often deduct), convention (money)
What are the three types of primaries (elections within a party)?
Closed (must be registered as D or R to vote for that party), open (must be registered to a party to vote for any party), wide-open or blanket (must be registered to vote for any party)
What are closed primary fallacies?
No secrecy of ballot because everyone knows what party you're in, excludes voters of different parties from voting
What are open primary fallacies?
Voters are not forced to think/decide on a party, opposite party may sabotage primary election
What are the eight presidential roles?
Chief of state, chief diplomat, chief administrator, chief legislator, chief citizen, chief executive, chief of party, and commander in chief
Define chief of state
Ceremonial head of the government
Define chief diplomat
Main architect of foreign policy
Define chief legislator
Main architect of public policy
Define chief of party
The acknowledged leader of the party (partisan)
Define chief administrator
The boss/director of the huge executive branch of the federal govn't
Define commander in chief
Leader of the nation's armed forces
Define chief executive
Enforce of all laws
Define chief citizen
Representative of all people
What are the formal qualifications of the presidency?
35 years old, Natural born citizen, lived in the US for 14 years
What are the informal qualifications of the presidency?
Stable family, lawyer, political experience
What is the two-term tradition?
It began with George Washington. The 22nd amendment set it. The maximum any president conserve is two terms or 10 years. More than three terms would become an executive Tyranny.
Who broke the two term tradition?
FDR served four terms and died in office
What is the current salary for the president?
Set in 2001, it is 450,000+50,000 for expenses
What are the benefits of the presidency?
White House, no co-pay, air force one, marine one, motorcade, and camp David
True or false: the west wing is where most things happen
List the succession of the presidency set by the 25th amendment
Vice President, speaker of the house, President pro tempore of the Senate, secretary of state
Defined the balancing of the ticket
When a president pics a running mate that will balance his or her viewers
Defined the winner take all system
All those are given to the electoral college
What are the three ways to propose reform
Direct popular election, district plan, proportional plug
Define direct popular election proposed reform
Just get rid of it
Define district plan proposed reform
Every state congressional district select its own electors by popular vote, One district is one vote
Define proportional plug proposed reform
Gives each candidate a share of the state electoral vote equal to their share of the state popular vote
Define article 2 of the constitution
Executive; States the roles of the president and says the president picks supreme court judges but the Senate must approve
What is the size of the cabinet not including the vice president and the president
True or false: presidents have a unique ability to use mass media to attract public attention to their policies and goals. they are the voice of the country
Define Imperial presidency
Increase of power, because President often take actions without consulting Congress. Nixon and bush as examples
True or false: presidents take the oath of office on inauguration day
True or false: president can make executive agreements without the Senate approval
True or false: treaties must be approved and only Congress can declare war
What powers to deny bills and other proposed reforms does the president have?
Veto power and pocket veto
What are the five types of pardons
General: forgetting/forgiving the crime; commute: shortened sentence; clemency: mercy in federal offenses; reprieve: postponement of the execution of a sentence because the gout needs you; Amnesty: pardoning of a group
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