12: The Presidency in Action

12 June 2024
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Which is NOT a judicial power of the President?
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issuing a signing statement (this legislative power)
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The President's legislative power includes each of the following EXCEPT _____.
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appointing Supreme Court justices
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Having judicial powers gives the President the authority _____.
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to check the actions of the federal courts
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Some people argue that anyone who accepts a presidential pardon _____.
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is admitting guilt for a crime
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The President cannot use judicial powers in cases of _____.
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impeachment
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The ordinance power refers to the power of the President to _____.
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issue executive orders
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Which is required of the President by the Constitution?
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to carry out all federal laws passed by Congress and signed into law
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How can a President exercise the power of recognition?
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by greeting the leader or representative of another country when that person visits
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In the United States, the terms of a treaty cannot _____.
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go against the Constitution
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A pocket veto occurs when _____.
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the President takes no action on a bill and Congress adjourns
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For which branch of government is the President responsible?
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the executive
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What was a consequence of President Johnson ignoring the Tenure of Office Act?
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He was impeached.
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The Constitution states that the executive power shall be vested in _____.
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a President
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Which President made the decision to drop the atomic bomb in 1945?
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Harry Truman
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Which speech is the President required by the Constitution to give?
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the State of the Union address
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Executive agreements between Presidents and heads of foreign countries are considered _____.
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legal
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What is the President required to do within 48 hours after sending troops to another country?
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report to Congress in writing
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The President's appointment power comes from _____.
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the Constitution
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The duties that the President must carry out are explained _____.
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in Article II of the Constitution
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Which member of the President's administration helps negotiate treaties with other countries?
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the Secretary of State
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Why did Presidents want to expand presidential power?
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to act quickly when the country was in trouble
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Most of the current powers of the President are _____.
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not written in the Constitution