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American Government Chapter 8 Section 1 - Guided Reading, Electoral College, Quiz, and Terms
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What is the most important duty of the president?
to ensure that all the laws of the United States are faithfully executed
What are duties of the president?
• to ensure that all the laws of the United States are faithfully executed
• to be the commander in chief of the armed forces
• to appoint heads of executive departments, federal court judges and other top officials
• to provide leader ship in proposing policy changes
• to meet and host head of states, other foreign affairs, and appoint ambassadors to other countries
• to make treaties with senates consent
At least how old does the President or Vice President need to be?
35 Years Old
What should a serious candidate for the presidency must have access to?
large sums of money
What type of hold on positions on most issues do the major parties usually choose as presidential candidates?
Who was a Democratic candidate for vice president in 1984, who was the first woman nominated by a major party for high office?
Which amendment established the order of succession to the presidency and spelled out what happens when the vice presidency becomes vacant?
IF the offices of president and vice president become vacant at the same time, who is the next in line for presidency?
Speaker of the House
Who is the next in line for the presidency after the president pro tempore of the Senate?
Secretary of State
The vice president take over for the president if the vice president and a majority of what or another body authorized by law informs Congress that the president is disabled?
a majority of the cabinet
Unless Congress decides in the vice president's favor by what type of vote in each house may the president resume office?
What does the vice president reside over and votes in that body in case of a tie?
the order in which officials fill the office of president in case of a vacancy
Who are the next four after the president in the line of presidential succession?
1. The Vice President
2. Speaker of the House
3. President Pro Tempore of the Senate
4. Secretary of State
commander of the armed forces
delivered by the president
State of the Union message
presides over the Senate
The most important duty of the president may be to ensure that all _________.
laws are faithfully executed
The maximum time a president can be elected to serve is ______.
Presidential candidates who have this political philosophy have the best chance of being elected.
The first woman nominated by a major party for office was _______.
In the offices of both the president and vice president became vacant at the same time, the next in line for the presidency is the ______.
Speaker of the House
What is the method of choosing the President and Vice President?
the Electoral College
How many electors are there in the Electoral College, and how do they arrive at that number?
538 electors. This is made up of:
435 House Members
100 - Senate Members
3 - District of Columbia
How many Electoral votes must you have to become President and Vice President?
270 out of 538 (one more vote than half)
If a majority of electoral votes are not received, how is the President and Vice President determined?
The House of Representatives
Does an elector have to vote for the candidate who wins the popular vote?
No, but they usually do because some states bind them to have to.
True or False: The Electoral College is a winner-takes-all system.
How many votes does each state get when the House must decide a Presidential Election?
1 vote per state
What does the term President-Elect mean?
the incoming president that has not taken the oath of office yet
What caused the origination of the Electoral College?
how to elect the president using a fair system
Why were the election results of 1824, 1876, 1888, and 2000 good arguments that the Electoral College system is undemocratic?
the person who won the popular vote wasn't elected because they didn't have enough electoral votes
How many states have the fewest number of Electors?
What is the average number of electors that each state has?
10.5 - 10.7
What is the fewest number of states a person needs to win the Presidential Election?
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