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AP GOV Test 2
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The U.S. Senate should decide on war-like action on its merits, not along with other legislation.
Which of the following statements best summarizes this excerpt from Senator Paul's speech?
The expressed power to declare war.
Which power of Congress is Senator Paul probably most concerned about based on this passage?
The War Powers Act gives the president freedom to act with the military for a limited time.
Which foreign policy reality might limit what the Senate can do in this scenario?
It gave citizens greater impact on lawmaking in the U.S. Senate.
In what way did the Seventeenth Amendment broaden democracy?
Legislatures should be representative bodies.
With which statement would a Seventeenth Amendment supporter agree?
Newly elected senators were on average older than newly elected House members.
Which of the following statements is reflected in the table above?
Levels of reelection in both the House and Senate are high.
Which of the following is an accurate conclusion based on the data in the table above?
A senator realizes a Senate vote on an immigration bill is coming up. The senator examines public opinion polls on the issue and carefully reads her inbox for constituents' views on the bill and the issue. This senator is following which model of representation?
HOUSE: Has more rules of procedure to guide its lawmaking process; SENATE: Has authority over the ratification of treaties with other nations.
Which of the following is an accurate comparison of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate?
Districts must be drawn so that, within a state, every person's vote is roughly equal to every other person's vote.
Which of the following statements about congressional reapportionment and redistricting is true?
The average number of press conferences per year varies from administration to administration.
Which of the following statements is supported by the data in the chart?
Recent presidents may be trying to control the public information people receive so they have limited press conferences.
Which of the following is a potential cause of the trend illustrated in the bar graph with the presidents after Truman?
People are protected from a dangerous president by elections every four years and a process the legislature can undertake.
Which of the following statements best summarizes the author's agreement?
Which amendment to the Constitution has made some of the argument in the passage above moot?
The House can impeach a president and the Senate can remove a president on conviction of bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors.
Which of the following is true regarding the impeachment process?
The president can veto a congressional bill that has passed the House and Senate.
Which of the following may the president do to limit the power of Congress?
Which type of power did President Trump exert in issuing this executive order?
People who have already immigrated from the named countries may be untrustworthy.
Which of the following describes President Trump's perspective in this executive order?
The president should make protecting the nation from foreign terrorism a top priority.
With which statement would supporters of this executive order most likely agree?
EARLIER PRESIDENTS: Times of national stability led to a contraction in presidential scope under James Buchanan; LATER PRESIDENTS: Times of crisis such as during the Great Depression led to the expansion of the president's powers under Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Which of the following is an accurate comparison of changes in the scope of the presidency?
More congressional oversight of bureaucratic agencies is needed to prevent any misapplication of vague laws.
Which of the following statements in relation to the bureaucracy would Stevens most likely support?
The lawmaking process becomes less democratic when bureaucratic agencies can regulate beyond their defined jurisdiction.
Those who disagree with the above Supreme Court's opinion wold likely point to which facts?
Call for an oversight hearing to understand the problem.
A federal agency has been accused of not enforcing laws it is charged with enforcing. Which is the most likely action the relevant House committee will first take?
Homeland Security was a high federal priority requiring many workers during these years.
Which of the following accurately describes the data presented in the table?
The size of the federal bureaucracy is fairly stable.
What conclusion can you draw from the patterns of change represented in the table?
CABINET-LEVEL DEPARTMENTS: Fifteen Cabinet departments, each with a secretary or head that serves on the president's Cabinet; REGULATORY AGENCIES: Created and empowered by Congress to monitor particular industries and enforce unique laws.
Which of the following is an accurate comparison of Cabinet-level departments and regulatory agencies?
The ratio of men to women working in the Senior Executive Service has stayed similar over the years depicted in the chart.
Which of the following statements can be determined form the data in the chart?
The FCC is fining Viacom for the actions of one of its companies that violated broadcast regulations.
Which of the following statements best reflects the role of the Federal Communications Commission in the instance?
Which bureaucratic authority is illustrated with this allegation?
Appeal the ruling to the appropriate Circuit Court of Appeals.
If Viacom disagrees with this notice, what is the most likely step it will take?
The Supreme Court overturns more federal laws each year than it overturns prior Supreme Court precedents.
Which of the following accurately describes the data in these graphs?
The court has issued more conservative rulings when it overturns prior Court precedents.
Based on the information in the charts, which of the following conclusions can you draw?
JUDICIAL ACTIVISM: Is practiced when courts overrule legislative acts or shape policy; JUDICIAL RESTRAINT: is exercised when courts refrain for interfering with polices created by elected bodies.
Which of the following is an accurate comparison of judicial activism and judicial restraint?
The proposed federal courts and the Supreme Court will provide national consistency in law.
Which of the following statements best summarizes Hamilton's argument?
Stability in the law
Which of the following principles does Hamilton suggest the new federal judiciary will establish?
The judge must run in the same way because of binding precedent.
A U.S. district judge in Alabama has a dispute in his court in which an employee is suing her employer over improper termination. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court of Kansas have both ruled on highly similar cases under the same law and sided with the employee. Which of the following is the likely action this federal judge will take?
Proposing and ratifying a constitutional amendment that counters the decision.
Which of the following methods is the most certain way to override a Supreme Court decision?
One president's appointment was replaced by another president's.
Which of the following best describes the message of the cartoon?
The Senate's advice and consent rule.
Which of the following constitutional principles allowed the events in the cartoon?
It overturned part of an act of Congress.
Which of the following statements is true regarding the Court's decision in Marbury v. Madison (1803)?
Who are the four congressional districts of MS?
Cindy Hyde Smith
Who are the two senators of MS?
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