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American Politics Today Essentials Study Set 2

Political Science

Quiz 11 :

The Presidency

Quiz 11 :

The Presidency

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Executive privilege is an absolute power under the Constitution.
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John Quincy Adams issued a doctrine in 1823 stating that America would remain neutral in wars involving European nations and that these nations must cease attempts to colonize or occupy areas in North and South America.
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President George H. W. Bush was the first president to have balanced budgets since the 1960s.
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False

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In order to be reelected to another term, an incumbent president would be advised to maintain an approval rating of 35 percent or higher.
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Because of powers assigned to the president under Article II of the Constitution, a president is usually able to achieve most of her or his political and policy-making goals.
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Executive orders are unilateral changes in policy that presidents can issue without consulting Congress.
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Going public is not usually successful.
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The Executive Office of the President oversees the entire federal bureaucracy.
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The Constitution's vesting clause makes the president the head of government.
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Presidents have gained more influence in politics and policy since the 1920s.
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A signing statement clarifies the president's interpretation of the law as a precaution in the event that the law is challenged in the courts.
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Richard Nixon was the first president to claim executive privilege.
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The last time that Congress issued a declaration of war was during the Vietnam conflict in the mid-1960s.
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Presidential vetoes are more likely under divided party government.
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Theodore Roosevelt's actions on conservation and regulation of business and Abraham Lincoln's issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation are a few examples of
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The Constitution establishes lawmaking as a shared power between the president and Congress.
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Which two presidents were crucial in the formation of the Democratic Party?
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The most influential Executive Office of the President staff occupy offices in the West Wing of the White House.
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The Constitution grants the president only limited powers.
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Presidents act unilaterally in both foreign and domestic policy.
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