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Politics of the United States
Unit V Review
Terms in this set (35)
What are the qualifications to be president?
•be at least 35 yrs old
•be a natural born citizen
•lived in the U.S. for at least 14 yrs
Where in the Constitution does it mention the Presidential powers?
What is a civil servant dedicated to the details of administrative procedures ?
What are the characteristics of a bureaucracy?
•unresponsive to the president's wishes
•tends to use gobbledygook to hide the truth
What is the intelligence gathering agency for national security?
Central Intelligence Agency
What are Covert Operations?
Secret operations (usually president knows but NOT Congress)
What are Consulates and Embassies?
•Extensions of Dep. of State
•represents the U.S. in foreign countries
What is the 1st level of bureaucracy just under the President?
Executive Office of the President
What are the Vice President's responsibilities?
•preside over the Senate
•be in charge when the President is unavailable
What is it called when the President gives an annual presentation to Congress about the condition of the U.S.?
State of Union
What are the checks of legislature on executive?
•override a veto
•impeach the President
•confirm the President's appointments with his cabinet
What are Formalized Rules?
They are what the bureacracy follows and commits to
What is the formal process in which an official is accused of unlawful activities and can result in the removal of office?
What is the statement of a party's position on different issues?
Who protects the nation, its people, and property abroad?
Department of Defense
What was established by the Founders to give the smaller states an equal voice in whose President?
What was made so that the President's nominations were more democratic?
What are common career paths to the White House?
•a general with war experience
•governor of states
What was originally established to investigate counterfeits?
What department oversees of the nation's prisons?
Definition of Justice
What were the original cabinet positions?
•Department of War
•Department of Treasury
•Department of State
•Department of Justice
What is head over all the branches of military who advises the President?
Joint Chiefs of Staff
What is a Lame Duck?
When the President either has lost a reelection or cannot run for President for another term and has to serve the rest of the year
What is the Length of a presidential term of office?
4 yrs each term
(Limited to 2 terms)
What ammendment limits how many terms the President can serve?
Who coordinates intelligence information from different agencies to advise the president?
National Security Council
What is the newest cabinet level department?
How many cabinent departments are there now?
What is the Primary duty of the President?
To preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution
Who is responsible for foreign policies and international relations?
What is the main building of the Department of Defense?
What regulates trade & business?
Who protects America at home?
Who was the only President to resign?
What is the President when he vetoes a law?
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