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Which of the following departments is responsible for overseeing the nation's legal affairs?
b. Department of Justice
The Department of Homeland Security has broad oversight over the nation's security. Complete the chart, identifying the major agencies and services under the control of this department. United States Coast Guard, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Customs Service, and what?
b. Federal Emergency Management Agency
Which of the following is true of both interest groups and minor parties?
d. both a and b (some are based on economic interests, some are based on the promotion of certain causes)
Additional agencies created by Congress located outside the Cabinet departments. Some independent agencies are NASA, the CIA, and the FCC.
independent executive agencies:
Agencies headed by a single administrator with regional subunits, by lacking Cabinet status. NASA and the EPA are two of the largest independent executive agencies in America today.
independent regulatory commission:
Independent agencies created by Congress, designed to regulate important aspects of the nation's economy, largely beyond the reach of presidential control. The first independent regulatory commission, the Interstate Commerce Commission, was established by Congress in 1887.
Having to do with powers that are to some extent legislative. Quasi- legislative bodies are public rule-making authorities with limited powers.
Having to do with powers that are to some extent judicial. Quasi-judicial powers are limited to an area of expertise, like the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Corporations within the executive branch subject to the President's direction and control, set up by Congress to carry out certain business-like activities. The United States Postal Service is an example of a government corporation.
What are the options available to the President if he dislikes a bill?
c. veto or pocket veto the bill
Which of the following is not one of the three ways that political parties and interest groups differ?
c. their focus on politics.
Which politician has a dual role in the US government; one is executive and one is legislative?
Which cabinet department contains these agencies? Bureau of the Census, Patent and Trademark Office, The National Institute of Standards and Technology.
d. Department of Commerce
Quasi-legislative Independent Regulatory Commissions have powers that are somewhat judicial. True or false?
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