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Quiz 6 :

The Presidency

Quiz 6 :

The Presidency

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In the modern era, Congress can still issue extensive rules for executive agencies to follow, as it did in earlier times.Since the New Deal era of Franklin D.Roosevelt and growth of the federal government, however, it has been more likely to give the executive branch broad grants of authority to carry out policy goals.Although Congress has usually given these delegated powers to specific agencies, presidents have:
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Which term describes an understanding between the president and another country that has the force of a treaty but does not require a two-thirds vote of approval by the Senate?
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B

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How can a presidential veto be overridden?
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With the Electoral College, the Constitution's framers wanted to create a presidency that would be more responsible to _____________________ than the people.
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The American president exercises a measure of judicial authority through his or her power to:
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Presidents appoint all federal judges-from the federal district level to the appeals courts to the Supreme Court:
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When presidents have claimed the power to take an action not enumerated in the Constitution, as Lincoln did when suspending the writ of habeas corpus during the Civil War or Truman did in sending American military forces into the Korean conflict, they have been more likely to do so by claiming that these actions are justified by the president's inherent powers, as stemming from:
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When the president takes no action on a bill for over 10 days, and Congress is not in session, what happens to the bill?
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Two recent presidents exercised unilateral power in America's Gulf Coast region.First, President George W.Bush sent military units there in 2005 in response to Hurricane Katrina and associated flooding in Louisiana, Mississippi, and parts of neighboring states.A few years later, President Obama sent Coast Guard staff and teams to the same region, in response to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.What allowed them to do this?
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Which of the following was true of the line-item veto power, as approved by Congress in the mid-1990s, while Bill Clinton was president?
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Presidential powers that the Constitution explicitly grants are called __________.
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In 1793, President George Washington received Edmond Genet as an emissary of the French government, then in the midst of a revolution, he gave a tacit recognition to that country's new and controversial regime.In so doing, he transformed the Constitution's executive power to "receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers" into a power to:
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When the Obama administration refused to comply with a congressional subpoena for documents related to Operation Fast and Furious, a Justice Department program created to combat drug trafficking, it did so by citing executive privilege.In so doing, he was following the example of many past presidents, especially those serving after Richard Nixon, because:
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When the president takes no action on a bill for over 10 days, and Congress is in session, what happens to the bill?
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Congress's ______________, passed in the early 1970s in the wake of the Vietnam conflict, declared that the president can send troops into action abroad only by authorization of Congress, or if U.S.troops are already under attack or seriously threatened.
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Who has the highest military authority in the United States, with control of the entire military establishment?
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The Constitution grants the power to declare war to:
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When President Trump called on Congress to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act (popularly known as Obamacare) during his first year in office, he was exercising _____________, despite a lack of success.In so doing, he echoed President Obama, who did the same in setting goals for and working with members of Congress on health-care reform during his first year.
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Although the veto is one of the president's most formidable powers, recent presidents have rarely used it.This is likely because:
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Could an American president decide, unilaterally, to recognize a breakaway or secessionist country's legitimacy by receiving its emissaries, even if the country it broke off from objected?
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