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Polit 100 Ch 12
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The__________to the U.S. Constitution states that when the president believes that he or she is incapable of performing the duties of the office, he or she must inform Congress in writing of this fact.
Article II of the Constitution states that the executive power shall be vested in the__________.
President of the United States
As chief executive, the president of the United States has the power to:
grant reprieves, pardons, and amnesties.
Identify a true statement about the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
The OMB assists the president in preparing the proposed annual budget.
The War Powers Resolution of 1973 requires the president to:
notify Congress within forty-eight hours of deploying troops.
In addition to the powers explicitly granted by the Constitution, the president also has _____ that are necessary to carry out the specific responsibilities of the president as set forth in the Constitution.
Identify a true statement about the formal cabinet of the United States.
The president selects the members of the cabinet.
According to Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution, to become the president of the United States, a person must:
have been a resident of the United States for a minimum of fourteen years.
The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty aimed at prohibiting:
the testing of nuclear weapons.
In the context of American political history, which of the following statements is true of the religion of presidential candidates?
In 1960, Democrat John F. Kennedy was elected as the first Catholic president.
The press secretary of the White House Office__________.
holds news conferences for reporters
As chief diplomat of the United States, the president:
deploys the nation's armed forces.
Which of the following statements is true of a treaty?
The president has the sole power to negotiate and sign a treaty with another country.
Identify a perk associated with the presidency of the United States.
The president enjoys the use of the White House.
Of all of the executive staff agencies, the__________has the most direct contact with the president.
White House Office
As _____, the president of the United States can veto a bill passed by Congress and can call special sessions of Congress.
The War Powers Resolution of 1973 is intended to check the president's power to__________.
involve the nation in a war without the consent of Congress
Elected officials often indulge in the practice of patronage because they:
are beholden to the party members who put them in office.
Which of the following statements is true of executive privilege?
It gives the president the power to refuse to appear before the courts.
In the context of the American system of government, which of the following statements is true of the president and members of Congress?
Both face different election cycles
As _____, the president of the United States enforces laws and federal court decisions, along with treaties approved by the United States.
Which of the following statements is true of the constitutional provisions of war powers in the United States?
Congress has the power to raise and maintain the country's armed forces.
The U.S. president travels at all times with a briefcase called the "football." Which of the following best describes the contents of the "football"?
The codes used to launch a nuclear attack
Identify a true statement about a pardon.
It is not applicable to cases of impeachment.
Which of the following duties is performed by the president of the United States as head of state?
Decorating war heroes
Which of the following statements is true of presidential succession in the United States?
The vice president is in a position to become the nation's chief executive should the president die, be impeached and convicted, or resign the presidential office.
The ability to _____ gives Congress an advantage over the president.
regulate foreign and interstate commerce
To be eligible to the office of president, a person must have been a resident within the United States for a minimum of _____ years.
The refusal by an official, such as the president of the United States or a state governor, to sign a bill into law is known as a _____.
The president has the advantage over Congress in:
influencing public opinion.
Which of the following statements is true of executive agreements?
They enhance presidential power in foreign affairs
Which of the following political offices shapes domestic policy and global developments and is the most powerful and influential political office that any one individual can hold?
President of the United States
The most common previous occupation of U.S. presidents is _____.
In 2008, about _____ percent of Americans told pollsters that they would be willing to support an African American for president.
The person who serves as the ceremonial head of a country's government and represents that country to the rest of the world is known as the ______.
head of state
Some make the argument that presidents should not perform the duties of the _____ due to the president's time constraints.
head of state
A person who represents one country in dealing with representatives of another country is known as a(n) ______.
The 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) was between the United States and _____.
The presidential power of ____ was ruled unconstitutional in 1998.
A written statement, appended to a bill at the time the president signs it into law, indicating how the president interprets that legislation is known as a(n) _____.
Which of the following people laid the groundwork for the president's active role in foreign policy?
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