When might citizens be particularly concerned about an expansion of presidential power? A)when they support the president's agenda B)in times of economic crisis C)during presidential election years D)when they oppose the president's agenda E)in times of relative peace and prosperity
How might rallying events affect presidential politics? A)Rallying events lead to drops in presidential approval ratings,making passage of their agendas more difficult. B)Rallying events have no effect on presidential politics. C)Rallying events make presidents more politically cautious. D)Rallying events tend to temporarily increase presidential approval ratings,providing windows of opportunity to press for action on their agendas. E)Rallying events permanently increase presidential approval ratings,guaranteeing reelection.
You want to convince the president to use the strategy of "going public." Which statement could you use as an example of this strategy used effectively? A)Theodore Roosevelt used the "bully pulpit" to empower the Interstate Commerce Commission to regulate shipping rates for railroads. B)Franklin Roosevelt claimed a popular mandate to propose legislation that would have increased the number of justices on the Supreme Court. C)John F.Kennedy's rating surged thirteen points in 1962,when the U.S.set up a blockade around Cuba. D)Barack Obama enjoyed an approval rating of 68 percent when he first took office in 2009. E)Richard Nixon claimed executive privilege as his excuse during the Watergate scandal.
Why is the language in the necessary and expedient clause in the Constitution important when thinking about the relationship between Congress and the presidency? A)It increases tension between the two branches because it authorizes the president to propose legislation to Congress. B)It decreases tension between the two branches because it provides an opportunity for the president to work with members of the opposition party on the budget. C)It provides an opportunity for Congress to reassert its dominance in the struggle between the two branches of government. D)It increases congressional influence in the sphere of foreign policy. E)It strengthens and clarifies the separation of powers principle between the two branches of government.