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Politics of the United States
Government Chapter 13&14
Terms in this set (53)
Assassination names in order:
John F. Kennedy
Assassination dates in order:
Successors to the President:
Speaker of the House
Secretary of State
Secretary of Treasury
Secretary of Defense
Secretary of Interior
Idea for the electoral college
Address of the White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Compensation for the President
$50,000 expense account
$20,000 for widows
Youngest President to take the oath of office:
Theodore Roosevelt, 42
Youngest President to be elected:
John F. Kennedy, 43
Oldest President to be elected:
Ronald Regan, 68-69
law of the soil
law stating that at least one parent must be a citizen in order for the child to also be a citizen
Age requirement for President and Vice President:
Presidential candidates must have lived in the US for at least:
A term lasts:
Limited number of years that a President can serve:
Only President to serve more than 2 terms:
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Amendment that limited the years a President can serve:
When was the White House built?
Who was the first President to live in the White House?
Where was the first capital? The second?
New York, Philadelphia
States the successors to the President:
Presidential Succession Act of 1947
Constitutional duties of the Vice President:
successor to the President, presides over the Senate
Number of electoral votes depends on the number of:
HRs 4, senators 6
Electors will be chosen according to:
that state's legislation
Election casts how many ballots?
Who counts the electoral votes?
Joint session of Congress
Candidate with the largest number of votes becomes:
Candidate with the second largest number of votes becomes:
Ties for President go to:
House of Representatives
Ties for Vice President go to:
Amendment referring to the Presidential elections:
Election of 1800 Presidential candidates:
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Election of 1800 Vice Presidential candidates:
Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
Jefferson and Burr were tied for Presidency 2 times, and on the third try, Jefferson won. Because of this, the _____________ was passed.
Electoral college is "_______________"
winner take all
Electoral college's votes are based on the _________________.
held in each state by each party to decide the candidate they will support. However, the candidates are not formally named until the National Convention which takes place in the summer before the election
When are electoral votes counted?
Monday after the second Wednesday in December during a joint session of congress
ordinance powers are _____________.
any time the President issues orders they must be obeyed. Has the same effect as a law, or you'll be guilty of insubordination.
the President has the power to appoint
of all the positions that the President can appoint there is only one he cannot remove because of checks and balance: you can't remove the Supreme Court Judges
the president has the power to make pacts. Which is a treaty and needs senate approval
an agreement made between the President and the head of a foreign state (this is a lot like a treaty) it doesn't have to have senate approval
the president has the power to recognize the existence of a foreign state. States can't be members of the UN without the recognition
power of recognition
What is the difference between a treaty and an executive agreement?
whether senate approval is needed or not
foreign diplomats and their family members are not subject to the laws of the country in which they are serving
to formally expel from a country
persona non grata
Presidents can/can't declare war
True/False: people can be deported from their own country
The President is the Commander in Chief of the _____________
President recommends the legislation
requires the President to notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action and forbids armed forces from remaining for more than 60 days, with a further 30 day withdrawal period, without an authorization of the use of military force or a declaration of war.
war power resolution of 1973
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