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Politics of the United States
Executive Branch Test
Terms in this set (53)
3 Constitutional qualifications for president
natural born citizen, 35 years old, live in U.S. for 14 years
The right of a President to keep certain documents, recordings, and other information form Congress
What Amendment changed the inauguration date of the President
What Amendment limits the President to 2 full terms or a total of 10 years
What Amendment provides for the disability of a President and vacancies of the V.P.
What is the maximum number of years a President can serve
What President had the line-item veto
What act of Congress limits the Presidents ability to commit troops for extended periods of time
War Powers Resolution
Why is Clinton the only President to have the line-item veto
Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional
An agreement between our President and another head of state. Does not have to be approved by the Senate
What type of appoints is made by the President when the Senate is not in session
How long is one term for a President
What is the main duty of the President
When a President rejects a bill
When a President negotiates an agreement with another country that needs 2/3 Senate approval
Term used to describe the heads of the executive departments (Presidents advisors)
What Article of the Constitution deals with the Executive Branch
Presidents role over the military
Commander in Chief
Presidents role as ceremonial head of the government
Chief of State
Head of the all of the executive branch
Role as representative of all of the people
Role as principal author of public policy, sets overall shape of the congressional agenda
Leader of the political party that controls the White House
Chief of Party
main architect of foreign policy
role responsible for executing the laws
The only office the President can not fire
What original limits were set on the number of terms a president can serve
What is the line of succession according to the Presidential Succession Act of 1947
Vice President, Speaker of the House, President Pro tem, Secretary of State
Who determines the Presidents salary
How much does the President make a year
In the past, what significance has been placed on the office of V.P.
very little significance
How many men have served as President
What number President is Barak Obama
What President was the first to meet all 3 requirements
Martin Van Buren
Who was the only President to serve 2 non-consecutive terms
Who was the only President to resign
What President established the "no third term" tradition
Who is the current V.P.
Before the Amendment fixing this problem, what happened if the office of V.P. was vacant
it remained vacant
Who is the only President and V.P. not to win an election
On what day is the President inaugurated?
How many cabinet level departments are there?
What is the most recent cabinet department established?
Department of Homeland Security
Why was the Department of Homeland Security created?
To coordinate all levels of domestic security as a result of the attacks of 9/11
What is the primary purpose of the President's cabinet
advise the president and enforce laws that fall within their jurisdiction
How many cabinet members served under G. Washington?
4 - Sec. of State, War, Treasury, and Attorney General
What are three ways the President demonstrates his legislative powers
1. State of the Union Address - once a year addresses Congress and outlines his agenda for the rest of the year
2. Submitting a budget to Congress for funding his plans
3. Veto Power - requires 2/3 of Congress to override
What are the Presidents three judicial powers
When the President forgives a person of committing a crime?
When a President lesses the sentence of someone who has been sentenced?
When a President postpones someones sentence?
How long can a President commit troops before they have to get Congressional permission
Who has the power to declare war?
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