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Chapter 13 Practice Quiz
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The office of the presidency was established by__________
The rise of national conventions to nominate the president led to the empowerment of what group?
State party leaders
What did the framers mean to accomplish by the indirect election of the president?
to make the president responsible to state and national legislatures
Through the act of delegating powers, the national structure of government in the 1930s went from ________ to _______
legislatively centered; president centered
When the president infers powers from the "right, duties, and obligations" of the presidency, these are called
The president's position as head of state is defined in the Constitution by all of the following powers except
The president must share foreign policy powers with
The ___________ asserted that the president could send American troops into action abroad only in the event of declaration of war of other statutory authorization by Congress, of if American troops were attacked or directly endangered
War Powers Resolution of 1973
The goal of the War Powers Resolution was to
limit the power of the president to commit American troops to military action without authorization from Congress
When Dwight Eisenhower sent federal troops into Little Rock High School in 1957, it demonstrated that
the president may make unilateral use of the emergency powers to protect states against domestic order
All of the following have been uses of the president's power of amnesty of pardon except
George Washington's amnesty to all American who fought fro the British during the War for Independence
Why was George Washington's reception of Edmond Genet as ambassador of France during the French Revolution so significant?
It reflected the authority of the president to officially recognize specific regimes as the sovereign power of a nation when there is doubt as to who rules
In order to get around the need for Senate approval of treaties, many contemporary presidents have made use _______ in foreign affairs
Executive agreement differ from formal treaties in that they
do not have to be approved by the Senate
Which statement concerning secret agreements between the president and foreign nations is incorrect?
The Supreme Court upheld the practice of secret agreement as part of the inherent authority of the president
The president has the power to appoint all of the following, with the approval of the Senate, except
the vice president
Why is the president's State of the Union address important
It is an opportunity for the president to set the legislative agenda by initiating proposals and directing public attention the the executive's goals
Richard Nixon claimed ______ when he refused to turn over secret White House tapes to congressional investigators
The United States v. Nixon, the Supreme Court
required Nixon to turn over secret tapes to Congress
The executive order is
a rule or regulation issued unilaterally by the president, with the status of a law
The president's delegated powers come from
Which of the following has caused an increase in the president's delegated powers?
the increasing scope and complexity of legislation
Which statement about the Cabinet is incorrect?
The Cabinet does not meet as a group, except during the State of the Union address
The _____________ is the informal designation of the heads of the major federal government departments
The formal group of presidential foreign policy advisers, established in 1947, is called the
National Security Council
An informal group of advisers to the president is often called the
The Office of Management and Budget and the Council of Economic Advisers are both parts of
The Executive Office of the President
The National Security Council is composed of all of the following, except the
Speaker of the House
As a means of managing the gigantic executive branch, presidents have increasingly come to rely upon the
White House staff
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
The 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
After the president and the vice president, which office is next in the line of succession?
Speaker of the House
the first lady is an important resource for the president in his capacity as
head of state
Which first lady was the first to seek and win public office on her own?
Which first lady was the first to hold a government post?
______________ is the claim that the electorate has given the winner of a presidential election a special authority to carry out or his plans.
When are the president's partisan ties most important?
in dealing with Congress on legislative matters
A president who claims to possess a mandate from the American electorate could arguably
claim the voters have approved the agenda he campaigned on, and the Congress ought to approve it
Why was it considered shocking when, after the Civil War, Andrew Johnson made a series of speeches seeking public support for his Reconstruction policies?
During the nineteenth century, it was seen as undignified for a president to campaign on his own behalf
Franklin Roosevelt's speaking tours and radio-broadcast fireside chats allowed him to
all of the above
Which statement concerning the White House Communications Office is incorrect
It allows the president to avoid giving information to the public
Over the past five presidential administration there has been ____________________ in the number of prime time televisions appearances
What happened when Harry Truman seized control of the nation's steel mills during the Korean War?
The Supreme Court declared his actions without basis in law or the Constitution
Which of the following actions was not the result of an executive order?
the entrance into the United Nations
The decline of voting and political participation by American has which of the following effects?
It enhances the power of the president while weakening Congress
According to separation of powers expert Louis Fisher, the powers of Congress have declined dramatically in which of the following areas?
National defense and the federal budget
The last time Congress exercised its constitutional power to declare war was in
The Constitution's framers believed that Congress's greatest prerogative would be its
power of the purse
Which of the following derives its greatest source of influence from the support of civil society?
The State of the Union address is
Mandate by the Constitution
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