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Politics of the United States
American Government Exam 5 (SBU: Kwasi)
Terms in this set (20)
What do you call the official who hears citizens complaints related to government programs and policies?
What is the purpose of the National Security Council?
foreign and defense
What is a rider?
attaches something the president hates, to a bill he likes in hope of getting it passed
What is bureaucratic incrementalism?
resisting change except in small steps
What was Andrew Jackson's main contribution to the growth of presidential power?
popularity (strength of president based on popular support and put pressure on congress to help or agree and work with the president)
Although the president can negotiate a foreign treaty, where must he turn to for ratification?
What resources can a president use to control the bureaucracy?
-appointing agency directors and subheads (with Senate approval)
-issuing executive orders compelling an agency to do/not do something
-increasing or decreasing an agency's budget
When and why did Congress assert its control over the war power?
1973 to prevent another
How many cabinet departments are there?
Which power is the president exercising when he refuses to spend money appropriated by Congress?
impoundment power (chief legislator)
Why is the merit system an important source of bureaucratic power?***
merit system does not consider in political factors, cannot be fired without a cause
What happens to a bill, if while Congress is in session, the president refuses to sign it?
the bill becomes a law after 10 days
The two most pervasive myths about the federal bureaucracy portray it as?
incompetent and unresponsive
What job does the Constitution give to the vice-president?
oversee the senate
The Courts would most likely restrict the power of the Environmental Protection Agency by?
implementing due process of law
The text suggests ..... was the first president truly elected by the people
The most common myth about the presidency says that the president is ....
a savior or hero
True or false? The profile of civilian employees of the federal bureaucracy reveals that the majority are in white-collar jobs
Which agency of the Executive office of the President helps the president prepare and control a budget for each fiscal year?
office of management and budget
What did President James Garfield's assassination and the Pendleton Act of 1883 lead to?
Reform reducing the number of political appointments a president can make and created merit system for federal jobs
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