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Politics of the United States
The Executive Branch Gov Test
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3 requirements to be president
35 years old, natural born citizen, resident for 14 years
What was the 20th Amendment?
Lame duck amendment. Changed the inauguration date for the president and vice president to January 20.
The amendment also states that Congress will begin its new term on January 3.
what was the 22nd Amendment?
Term Limits. No person can be elected President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term in which some other person was elected President, can be elected President more than once.
What was the 25th amendment
If the President is removed from office, whether by death or resignation, the Vice President takes over. Whenever there is a vacancy in the Vice President, the President will nominate a Vice President who will take office after confirmation from the majority of both Houses of Congress.
what are three things the 25th amendment covered
1) presidential succession
2) how to elect the vp
3) presidential inability
what institution elects the president and vice president?
the electoral college
what is the federal bureaucracy and how does the president use it to his political advantage?
the president is in charge of the federal bureaucracy jobs. it includes all of the agencies and cabinet debts in the executive branch.
What is executive privilege?
the president may use executive privilege to withhold information from congress and people if it is s matter of national security
what body approves appointments by the president
What is an executive agreement?
a pact made by the president directly with the head of a foreign state. has taken the place of a treaty in smaller issues and it does not require senate approval
what is the power of recognition
the power to initiate formal relations with another country to exchange ambassadors and build embassies.
Who has the power to declare war?
why did the framers put a civilian in charge of the military
there was less chance of military takeover. wanted a more diplomatic solution.
who has the power to order the use of nuclear weapons
War Powers Act
in reaction to the vietnam war. the president must inform congress within 48 hrs of sending troops and congress may recall them after 60 days if they think it is necessary
declared wars of the US
war of 1812, world war 2, mexican american war
korea, vietnam, the iraq war
3 Legislative Powers of the President. which is his greatest power?
1) veto- greatest power
2) can call special sessions
3) proposes legislatiln
president's enforcement power
the president may use the military to enforce federal laws and court decisions and may also do so to maintain order (little rock)
to whom did president ford grant a pardon
to whom did jimmy carter grant amnesty
to people who left the draft during the vietnam war
why are vice presidents chosen
to win elections
who is the president more likely to go to for advice? why?
white house staff. the staff is 100% loyal to the president and would never do anything to hurt him. all are people he has either known or campaigned with before.
micromanage the presidency
to be in on ever decision which is almost impossible (president carter)
to set a general direction and let it be known what you want and then let others make some of the decisions for you (reagan)
typical characteristics of president
white male political experience
which presidents were assassinated
lincoln jfk garfield mckinley
who is trumps chief of staff
john f kelly
Trump's Press Secretary
Recommended textbook explanations
United States Government: Principles in Practice
Luis Ricardo Fraga
Magruder's American Government
William A. McClenaghan
United States Government: Democracy In Action
Richard C. Remy
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