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Which of the following men was the first one to serve a complete term as the Executive under the Articles of Confederation?
'The national executive be instituted, to be chose by the national legislature for the term of ___ years...' is a quote from which plan offered at the Constitutional Convention in 1787?
Which plan, offered at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, called for the selection of an executive council to head the executive branch?
Which delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 called for a one-man executive to serve a life-term in office and have veto power over all federal AND state laws?
Why was Benjamin Jones inaugurated on January 20th?
Which amendment allowed Olivia Rodich to take over as President when Jones passed away?
Which amendment prevented Rodich from running for re-election in 2032?
WHY was Rodich prevented from running for re-election in 2032?
She would have served over the maximum 10 years allowed
Which of the following is NOT one of the limitations on people who want to be an elector to participate in the Electoral College?
any may be an office holder in the U.S government
Which of the following DOES NOT describe what happens after the electors cast their votes?
Their votes are sent to the attention of the President of the United States
When it comes to electing the President of the United States of America, who decides the following:
The time of choosing the Electors
The time the Electors cast their ballots
The fact that the day has to be the same for the whole nation
The President's power of clemency means he can...
Forgive, reduce, or postpone sentences of those accused of federal crimes
When President Obama signed the START treaty with Russian President Medvedev, which of the following was needed to bind the U.S. to the treaty?
2/3rds approval of the Senate
If the President or Vice President commits treason, is caught in a bribery scandal, or any other type of crime which of the following could take place?
impeached, convicted, removed from office
Which of the following President were actually impeached?
Andrew Johnson & Bill Clinton
President Franklin Roosevelt and President John Kennedy, respectively, met this unwritten, but often common prerequisite requirements for Presidents.
Governor & Senator
Presidential candidates must raise money in order to run a successful campaign. Which of the following regulates the amount of money candidates can receive from various sources?
Which of the following is the BEST description of the differences between caucuses and primaries?
Voting in primaries may take only a few moments where caucus voting may take several hours
Dates of federal elections are controlled by ___ law.
In Georgia, our ballot lists candidates by the office they are trying to win, i.e. all of the candidates for President of the United States are listed together, in the same place on the ballot. This represents which of the following ballot styles.
Australian Ballot - Office Group
Which of the following is determined by adding the number of representatives a state has with the number of senators it has?
Electors for the Electoral College
All but two states in the U.S. use this system to determine who gets their state's votes from the Electoral College.
In January of 1991, President George H.W. Bush ordered U.S. military forces to invade Kuwait in an attempt to free the country from the grip of the Iraqi Army. Which of the roles of the President does this BEST represent?
Commander in Chief
In 1981, President Ronald Reagan fired more than 11,000 air traffic controllers who ignored his order to return to work. Which of the roles of the President does this BEST represent?
President Obama signed the START Treaty with Russian President Medvedev. Which of the roles of the President does this BEST represent?
Chief of State
In 1957, in Little Rock Arkansas, nine students were being denied the right to integrate Central High School...President Eisenhower knew he had to act boldly. He placed the Arkansas National Guard under federal control and sent 1,000 U.S. Army paratroopers from the 101st Airborne Division to assist them in restoring order in Little Rock. The daring tactic worked and the African American students were enrolled without further violent disturbances. The law had been upheld, but Eisenhower was criticized both by those who felt he had not done enough to ensure civil rights for African Americans and those who believed he had gone too far in asserting federal power over the states.
In 1978, after meetings and negotiations with Egyptian Prime Minister Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, U.S. President Jimmy Carter finally persuaded them to sign the Camp David Accords which ultimately led to peace between the two countries. Which of the roles of the President does this BEST represent?
In 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House. Which of the roles of the President does this BEST represent?
Which of the following powers does the President derive from both the Constitution and the Oath of Office?
Which of the following powers, which allows the president to issue directives, rules, or regulations that have the effect of a law, are not expressly given in the Constitution, but are backed by Congress as an implied power of the Presidency?
The following was issued by President Obama in January of 2015.
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to better coordinate Federal support for the acquisition of certain Federal equipment by State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies, I hereby order as follows: (whitehouse.gov)
The statement above has the force of law, which of the choices below does it BEST represent?
On January 6, 2012, the United States notified the Venezuelan government of the declaration of Venezuelan diplomat Livia Acosta Noguera _____ and demanded that she leave the United States by January 10, 2012.
Persona Non Grata
The Department of the Interior manages public lands, wildlife refuges, national parks, hydroelectric power plants, and Native Americans. It BEST represents of which of the following?
Independent Executive Agencies are organized like executive departments but do not have Cabinet status. Which of the following BEST represents an Independent Executive Agency?
Federal Emergency Management Association
Independent Regulatory Commissions, such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission, do each of the following EXCEPT...
Have Cabinet Status
Government Corporations carry out business-like activities. Which of the following is NOT an example of a Government Corporation?
In the U.S., the President makes and carries out foreign policy with the help of key departments. Which of the following is NOT one of those responsible for helping the President with this?
Department of Veterans Affairs
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