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Politics of the United States
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Which of the following statements is true concerning presidential selection and tenure?
C. Nearly all presidents have won the office through election.
The American public tends to expect presidents to be powerful while disliking a concentration of power.
In your opinion, does presidential background matter to the office of the presidency? If so, which aspects are most important? If it does not matter, why doesn't it matter?
Presidential background matters because the people expects highly from the president, and if the people feel like the president is into something illegal, scandalous or out of line, then theres a call for impeachment. It's important for a president to have a modest, truthful, and compromising background.
The ability to nominate ambassadors, who are to be approved by a majority of the Senate, falls into what category of presidential powers?
national security powers
Political scientists and historians have consistently supported a strong presidency model beginning with the latter half of the twentieth century
What are at least three different factors that have contributed to the expansion of presidential power over time? In what ways have these factors enabled expansion of presidential powers beyond the Founding Fathers' intentions? Do you think that these developments are for the better or worse? Why?
Three factors that have contributed to the expansion of presidential powers is the development of social media communication, congressional differences and increase power of the federal government. Having technology grow and develop leaves room for presidential candidates share out there goals and solutions for issues that are occuring in society. Having a platform where everyone can stay informed with what's going on can help presidents gain more ideas on what the society and the community needs in order to improve and grow. New issues are arising so new roles are being developed. The federal government is viewing decisions making and solutions for different issues differently as time and advancements arise.
Which of the following statements best describes the role of the vice president today?
The vice president's main job is to play a central role in administration policy and advising.
The First Lady fulfills an official government position at the side of her husband.
Briefly explain the make-up and functions of the National Security Council, the Council of Economic Advisers, and the Office of Management and Budget.
The National Security Council is the committee that links the president's foreign and military policy advisors."The president's special assistant for national security affairs plays a major role in the NSC, running a staff whose responsibilities include providing the president with information and policy recommendations on national security, aiding the president in national security crisis management, coordinating agency and departmental activities related to national security, and monitoring the implementation of national security policy. " The Council of economic Advisors is a three member body appointed by the president to advice the president on economic policy. The Office of Management and Budget is an office that prepares the president's budget and also advises the president's proposals from departments and agencies.
Which of the following statements about changes in Congress in presidential election years from 1952 through 2012 is NOT true?
The president's party made significant gains when the president was reelected.
Merely winning the election provides presidents with a governing mandate.
What are the primary constitutional tools available to presidents as chief legislators? Can you think of any changes that might be made to the Constitution to strengthen the president as chief legislator? How might this change help the president?
The constitution gives authority to the presidents as chief legislators to either sign for a legislation or to veto it. It also gives him full power in making law.The constitution would nearly give the president full access to the reins of America.
The president's ability to win congressional support is predicated on a handful of factors. Explain how three of these factors may help the president win congressional support. In what ways are these factors limited in assisting the president in the legislative arena? Which single factor do you think is most important for the president in Congress? Explain your answer.
The president gaining the congressional support can result them into gaining financial support. Three factors that help the president win congressional support is getting the president's name out there, spreading their campaign out to the public so that the people know their goals, utilizing social media to connect to the people. Sharing information on the president can gain either high or low approval rating. If the president has a low approval rating then it'll be harder for them to gain congressional support. The president will succeed if they are backed up with support. The presidents ideas and beliefs are the most important factors however it can also be limiting if the congress does not share or approve of all of them. "Members of Congress anticipate the public's reactions to their support for or opposition to presidents and their policies. They may choose to be close to or independent of the White House—depending on the president's standing with the public—to increase their chances for reelection."
Executive agreements require
none of the above.
The War Powers Resolution has succeeded in giving Congress a greater voice in the introduction of American troops into hostilities.
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