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In 1990, President George Bush, sending half a million troops into the Persian Gulf to force Hussein to withdraw from Kuwait, used his power as ________
A. chief negotiator.
B. commander in chief.
C. chief executive.
D. supreme treaty analyst.
B. commander in chief.
Legislation that calls for the president to notify Congress when he deploys combat troops is called the ______
A. Budget Impoundment and Control Act.
B. Military Weapons Buildup Act.
C. War Powers Act.
D. Presidential Disclosure Act.
C. War Powers Act
The government was shut down twice during 1995-96 for the same reason: Republicans in Congress favored their version of a balanced budget which the president opposed, and twice the president _______
A. ignored the Republican-backed budget bill.
B. vetoed the Republican-backed budget bill.
C. called a press conference to deride the Republicans.
D. closed the White House to the public.
B. vetoed the Republican-backed budget bill.
Congress plays a key role in _____
A. the legislative process but not in overseeing the operations of independent agencies.
B. conflict resolution and the legislative process.
C. overseeing the operations of the independent agencies but not in conflict resolution.
D. both A and B.
B. conflict resolution and the legislative process.
Which of the following statements correctly describes Congress' role in national policymaking?
A. Only the president makes national policy.
Congress has nonlegislative as wellas legislative functions.
C. Congress and the president make national policy.
D. Both B and C
D. Both B and C
Which of the following powers belong only to the president?
A. Giving an annual State of the Union address
B. Veto power
C. Power to impoint funds appropriated by Congress
D. All of the above
D. all of the above
The House Republicans wanted to balance the budget by changing the Constitution, but President Clinton and many Democrats feard a constitutional change would ______
A. encourage an onslaught of constitutional changes.
B. diminish their chances of winnning a majority in 1998.
C. prevent compromise on most congressional issues.
D. limit Congress from borrowing money in a time of crisis.
D. limit Congress from borrowing money in a time of crisis
Who got most of the blame over the battle of the budget that resulted in the federal government being shut down twice in 1995 and in early 1996?
A. The seventy-three first-term Republicans
B. The Democratic president
C. The Republican Congress
D. Both A and C
D. Both A and C
One of the biggest battles in 1997 between Congress and President Clinton was over ______
A. how to balance the budget.
B. trade with Easern Europe.
C. the question of negotiations with Iran.
D. where to build the Clinton Presidential Library.
A. how to balance the budget
Which of the following has been a factor in creating "gridlock in Congress, thus inhibithing Congress from acting?
A. A divided government
B. A Democrat-controlled Congress facing a Democrat in the White House
C. A Republican-controlled Congress facing a Repbulican in the White House
D. Interference by the Supreme Court
A. A divided government