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Chapter 12 The President

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  • Q1
    Analyzing and approving all legislative proposals and budgetary requests before they are submitted to Congress is the duty of the __________.
    Council of Economic Advisers
    Internal Revenue Service
    Office of Independent Regulatory Affairs
    Office of Management and Budget
  • Q2
    What power of the president is often invoked during times of war or emergency to justify the executive’s actions to protect the nation?
    statutory powers
    delegated powers
    power as commander in chief
    inherent powers
  • Q3
    An inherent power exercised by the president during a period of national crisis is known as __________.
    executive privilege
    executive orders
    expressed power
    emergency power
  • Q4
    If the president is dissatisfied with the performance of a member of the Cabinet, the most drastic step that he is able to take is to __________.
    request that the attorney general bring charges against the individual, which would allow the president the power to remove the person from office
    fire the person
    request that Congress remove the person from office
    place the member on probation for 90 days
  • Q5
    Vice President Joe Biden has been a valuable adviser to President Obama on __________.
    foreign policy
    military policy
    farming and the agricultural industry
    emerging technology
  • Q6
    As chief diplomat, the president __________.
    is responsible for selecting judges to federal courts
    is responsible for all actions within the executive branch
    ratifies treaties with the advice and consent of the Cabinet
    negotiates treaties, recognizes foreign governments, and makes executive agreements
  • Q7
    The members of the Cabinet __________.
    are an informal group of presidential advisers
    include only the heads of the Departments of State, Justice, Defense, and Treasury, plus the heads of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    include the heads of the 15 executive departments plus other top officials chosen by the president
    are a subset of the executive department heads, chosen by the president
  • Q8
    The State of the Union message is __________.
    required by the Constitution and gives a broad view of what the president wishes the legislature to accomplish during the session
    limited to reviewing the events of the last year
    an effective tool used by the president to limit other countries’ foreign policy endeavors in this hemisphere
    delivered by the president to the General Assembly of the United Nations at least once every four years
  • Q9
    __________ are appointed without Senate confirmation for the term of the president to focus on one special policy area.
    Policy chiefs
    Cabinet members
    Policy czars
  • Q10
    The request of recent presidents for the line-item veto is a challenge to which of the following principles?
    executive privilege
    congressional oversight
    eminent domain
    separation of powers
  • Q11
    As chief executive, the president is constitutionally bound to __________.
    submit a balanced budget to Congress
    inform Congress prior to any military action
    oversee actions of state governments
    enforce laws, treaties, and court orders
  • Q12
    President Barack Obama nominated John Kerry to be secretary of state during his second term. Which constitutionally authorized power was he exercising in this case?
    the power to nominate and appoint various political officers
    the power to invoke executive privilege
    the power to pardon or grant reprieves
    the power to meet with foreign ambassadors and make treaties
  • Q13
    Which president vetoed the War Powers Resolution only to have Congress overturn the veto?
    Harry S. Truman
    Gerald Ford
    Andrew Johnson
    Richard Nixon
  • Q14
    Going on official state visits to other countries, decorating war heroes, and dedicating parks are all examples of the president’s role as __________.
    chief executive
    chief legislator
    chief diplomat
    head of state
  • Q15
    In the history of the United States, no president has ever __________.
    been impeached and convicted
    been impeached
    been impeached and acquitted

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