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GOVT test 1
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whats the congressional budget office and what does it do?
a federal agency that makes economic projections to the congress to help set a budget. helps the legislative branch
whats the office of management and budget and what does it do?
federal agency that helps oversee the president so that they can help him meet his policy, budget, and manage regulatory objectives. helps the executive branch
if the president of gets impeached he must leave office
in what ways did Jefferson agree with John Locke's ideas that helped him construct the constitution?
they both believed in the right to revolt
how often does the Supreme Court agree to review an appeal?
Marbury vs madison
when the judicial branch granted its self the right to review constitutionality of other branches of the government
do the Supreme Court precedents apply to all court cases in question?
can the senate reject a treaty negotiated by the president?
how much of the govt was originally directly elected by the voters?
only 1/2 of 1/3
what institution has the power to impeach the president?
the house of representatives
which of the following is not a power of the president?
a.)authorize use of nuclear weapons
b.)to introduce a bill to congress
c.)to appoint the cabinet
d.)to negotiate treaties
b.) to introduce a bill to congress
the first amendment guarantees what?
freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the freedom to assemble.
what kind of committee is compromised if the house and senate pass different versions of a bill?
why do federal judges have lifetime appointments?
they have the most experience (Probably not on the test)
give examples of specific agencies or departments inside the executive branch
NASA, PBS, FDA, EPA
what are 2 points where a bill can be killed?
it can be killed on the floor through debate, or can be killed through committees
what is a formal change to the constitution called and how many times has it happened?
an amendment and only 17 times since the bill of rights
what are the advantages and disadvantages to executive orders?
advantages: its quick, doesn't need congress' approval.
disadvantages: can be easily removed once a new president is in office
to serve as president you must meet all but one of the following qualifications, which is it?
a.) native born us citizen
b.) must meet a minimum age requirement
c.) must be elected to the office
C, you do not have to be elected to office
the speaker of the houses power to make committee appointments is important because
committees serve as gate keepers, bills must pass them before going to the floor
states govt and national govt both share the power, and its often confusing as to who has which powers.
what did Madison and federalist promise to make anti federalist support ratifying the constitution?
they promised a bill of rights
historically how has the US solved disputes between national and state govt powers?
war, money, courts
evidence in a court case, including testimony by witness, is presented in a court of _______________ jurisdiction
the position of the senate majority leader is equal to which position in the house?
the speaker of the house
why are standards to determine guilt higher in criminal cases rather than civil cases?
because in criminal cases the punishment is much worse (death and prison), while cicil cases you will just have to pay a fine.
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