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Ch. 12 The Presidency
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The president is able to appoint about ________ people to top positions in the administration.
What did Alexander Hamilton argue about war in Federalist No. 69?
A surprise attack on the United States is the only justification for war by presidential action.
Which of the following states gives one Electoral College vote to the winner of each congressional district and two Electoral College votes to the statewide winner?
The invisible primary
takes place in the year prior to a presidential election.
The president's role in foreign policy increased largely because
America became more of a world power.
What is the total number of votes in the Electoral College?
Which of the following states is MOST likely to vote Republican in the next presidential election?
The War Powers Act was enacted in order to
limit the president's war-making power.
The use of the primary system to select delegates to the presidential nominating convention began in
the early 1900s during the Progressive era.
Which of the following presidents failed to win an electoral majority, but still won the presidency by decision of the House of Representatives?
John Quincy Adams
The presidential advisory unit that, as a whole, has declined significantly as an advisory resource for the president in the twentieth century is the
cabinet (as a whole).
The presidency was created by Article ________ of the U.S. Constitution.
How did Theodore Roosevelt change the conception of the presidency?
He cast aside the Whig theory in favor of the stewardship theory.
Which of the following is a formal constitutional requirement for becoming president?
must be a natural-born citizen
The selection of the vice presidential nominee at the national convention is based on the
presidential nominee's choice of a running mate.
Which one of the following did NOT serve as a state governor prior to being president?
John F Kennedy
Political scientist Aaron Wildavsky's "two presidencies" thesis holds that a president is likely to be most successful with Congress on policy initiatives involving
According to the U.S. Constitution, if no one candidate receives a majority vote of the Electoral College, who chooses the president?
the U.S. House of Representatives
How many Electoral College votes are needed to secure victory for a presidential candidate?
Which of the following is true of the vice presidency?
The Constitution assigns no executive authority to the vice president.
The honeymoon period occurs during
the first part of a president's term
The president's constitutional roles, such as chief executive and commander in chief,
have expanded in practice to be more powerful than the writers of the Constitution intended.
A president's accomplishments have largely depended on
whether circumstances favor strong presidential leadership.
________ was known as the "Great Communicator."
The president is LEAST likely to get his way with
Which of the following did the framers want from a president?
All of these answers are correct.
administration of the laws
command of the military
statesmanship in foreign affairs
Which president narrowly survived an impeachment conviction?
Which state typically holds the first presidential primary?
Which of the following is true of the president's veto power?
The veto is as much a sign of presidential weakness as of strength, because it arises when Congress refuses to accept the president's ideas.
A president's policy initiatives are significantly more successful when the president
has the strong support of the American people.
Congress has formally declared war ________ times in U.S. history.
Which president, because of the circumstances of the day, was able to accomplish more in the first few months than any other president has in a comparable amount of time?
Under which president did the Electoral College selection process change to a popular vote?
What did the Supreme Court rule about executive agreements in 1937?
They are legally binding in the same way that treaties are.
Which of the following is part of the Executive Office of the President?
All of these answers are correct.
National Economic Council
Office of Legislative Affairs
National Security Council
Office of Management and Budget
Which of the following describes what political scientist Hugh Heclo calls "the illusion of presidential government"?
the presidential image-building through public relations that contributes to the idea that the president is in charge of the national government
The forced removal of a president from office through impeachment and conviction requires action by the
House and Senate in separate proceedings.
The only two states that are exceptions to the unit rule are
Maine and Nebraska.
Which of the following is a provision of the War Powers Act?
It requires hostilities to end within sixty days unless Congress extends the period.
In the modern era, the equivalent practice of using the presidency as a bully pulpit (Theodore Roosevelt) could best be summed up in the phrase, "________."
The Whig theory holds that the presidency
is a limited office whose occupant is confined to the exercise of expressly granted constitutional powers
The U.S. House of Representatives last decided the outcome of a presidential election in ________.
Which of the following states is MOST likely to vote Democratic in the next presidential election?
Political scientist Richard Neustadt argues that the most important presidential power is the power to
What aspect of presidential election did Andrew Jackson try but fail to achieve?
elimination of the Electoral College
States that apply the unit rule
grant all their electoral votes as a unit to the candidate who wins the state's popular vote
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