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Politics of the United States
HAP 442 Basics of U.S. Government
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In the United States, the supreme or highest law in the land is:
The first 10 amendments to the Constitution
What is the Bill of Rights?
Right to Free Exercise of Religion
What is one right or freedom from the first amendment to the constitution?
The founding father generally expected that the national government would not be very powerful, or active.
Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
Automatically given to the states
The powers which are not specifically enumerated in the constitution as powers of the federal government are:
Size of the Cabinet
The constitution includes provisions on all of the following subjects except the:
Powers delegated by the constitution to congress include the power to:
powers that are shared by both the federal and state governments
States do not have their own constitution or laws
The power to regulate interstate commerce
An act of congress tying federal aid to states to the adoption of certain speed limits specified by Congress is most likely based upon which congressional power granted by the constitution to congress?
Implements or carries out laws
The executive branch of the US government:
Interprets the laws or says what the laws mean
The judicial branch of the US government:
Makes the Laws
The legislative branch of the US government:
Which branch of government can declare a law unconstitutional?
Which branch of government can overrule the presidents veto?
Which branch of government issues rules and regulations that dictate how specific government programs will function?
Because of the need to lessen the burden on the civil court system
As a society we endorse the delegation of the executive, legislative, and judicial authority to administrative agencies for many reasons, EXCEPT which on of these?
How many senators are there in congress?
How many members are in the House of Representatives?
Why do some states have more representatives than other states?
More than 50% of legislators are women
All of the following is true about congress EXCEPT:
2 and 4 only
Which of the following statements accurately describe legislative committees?
Most bills die in committee
A representative introduces the bill in the house
The bill is assigned to a house committee which studies the issue
The committee votes and approves the bill
The house debates the bill
The house passes its version of the bill
House members meet with Senate members in conference to reach a compromise on a single form of the bill
The house and senate both approve the conference version of the bill
The bill goes to the president
The president vetoes the bill
The bill returns to congress where two thirds of each House votes to override the veto
The bill is now a law
Which of the following is a prolonged speech, or series of speeches made to delay action in the US Senate and is referred to rule 22?
The president like most state governors, has the power to line-item veto (a veto of parts or the entirety of) laws passed by the legislature:
solving disputes between the executive and legislative branches of government
All of the following are important official services performed by the federal bureaucracy except:
The depression of the 1930s and World War II
Todays federal bureaucracy is largely a product of two different events. Choose one of the following:
The procedures for monitoring the permissible levels of nicotine in cigarettes are developed by the US food and drug administration. Which of the following types of law does this best illustrate?
The court system
is the preferred vehicle for the advocates of controversial causes
The US judicial branch includes federal district appellate courts as well as the supreme
the power of the U.S. courts to examine the laws or actions of the legislative and executive branches of the government and to determine whether such actions are consistent with the U.S. Constitution
Executive preparation and submission, congressional action on appropriations and revenue measures; and finally implementation and control of enacted budget
Which of the following BEST describes the federal budget making process?
Large budget deficits make the US government more financially dependent on foreign investors
Which one of the following statements is true about federal government budget deficits?
All of the following are major stages in the policy making process except:
Special interest groups typically desire policy decisions about which the general public is uninformed
The decrease in activities undertaken by government
The rise of interest groups can be explained by all of the following except:
A right to health care is guaranteed by the US constitution
All of the following are true of a right to health care in the US except:
They allow individuals and small businesses to purchase health plans
Under the affordable care act, what purposes do the exchanges serve?
Tax policy in the US provides an incentive to obtain employer paid health insurance
The great society era of the Lyndon Johnson Administration
Which of the following periods or events best describes when Medicare and Medicaid were established
State governments are required to partially finance the medicaid program
Under the medicaid program, eligibility criteria and benefits are consistent throughout the US
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