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23 Cards in this Set

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John Lock felt that the executive should:
A. remain subordinate to the will of the people.
B. Be subordinate to the Congress but superior to the Supreme Ct.
C. be elected by an electoral college and not the people directly.
D. have a free hand in foreign plicy, including war making.
The king's colonial governors:
A. wielded broad powers as commander in chief and as the appointing authority for most colonial offices.
B. were weak and ineffective
C. provided the framers with a model for the American Chief executive.
D. had no power to conduct foreign policy
The domestic court of last resort in most of the colonies consisted of:
A. an assembly of high-raking citizens.
B. the royal governor, acting alone.
C. The governor's appointed council, ususally sitting with the upper house of the legislature.
D. both the royal governor and the proprietary governor.
In the early state governments, governors were elected by the:
A.State legislature
B.the people
C. the large land owners
D. the state electoral college
The early state constitutions reflected the belief that:
A. concentrated power posed a threat to liberity
B. Democracy should be based onteh rule of the people
C. political an economic stability could only be ensured by a powerful cheif
D.None of the above
Under the Articles of Confederation, the president:
A. had broad law enforcement powers
B. consisted of a council of members appointed by the Congress.
C. hold only conduct foreign plicy and make war.
D. presided in Congress but had little authority.
Regarding the power of the chief exec. most of the delegates to the Const. Convention were convinced that:
A. a strong national exec. was not necessary.
B. executive power must be granted and restrained simultaneously
C. executive power should be granted to a multi-person chief executive council
D. increasing the power of the executive would lead to tyranny.
The framers provided that the eligibility criteria for president would include that
A. The president would have to be at least 30 yrs. old.
B. A president must have been a resident for 10 years.
C. the president be a natural born citizen of the US
D. a president must own at least $500. in property.
Initially, to most of the delegates to the Const. Convention it seemed appropriate that the executive should be selected by
A. the people
B. the legislature
C. The Supreme Court
D. Teh presidential cabinet
If there is no majority of delegates in theElectoral College to elect a president, the president is chosen by
A. the Sentate, voting by state.
B. the state legislatures
C. the House of Repres. voting by states
D. teh people
A temporary pstponement of he effect of a judicial decision is known as a
A. prerogative power
B. reprieve
C. pardon
D. veto
Which of the following can wipe the slate clean and make its recipient a new person in the eyes of the law?
A. Presidential Prerogative
B. Reprieve
C. Pardon
D. Veto
According to Article II,Section 3 of the Constitution, eh president may
A. Grant reprieves and pardon
B. may call for the formation of special sessions of Congress
C. propose legislation to Congress fo rits consideration
D. appoint and remove executive officials acting on their behalf.
If the president vetoes a bill passed by both chambers
A. It can not be made law
B. Teh dispute must be adjudicated by the Supreme Court
C. Congress may override the veto with a two thirds vote in each house
D. the president may not veto such bills
Article II, section3 of the Constitution contains what is known as the
A. "take care" clause
B. "faithful execution" clause
C. "necessary and proper" clause
D. "executive spremacy" clause
The president's power to apoint senior officials is shared with
A.the Senate
B. the House
C. Judges of Supreme Ct
D. the Vice President
The framers sought to involve which of he following in foreign affairs?
A. The President alone
B. The secretary of state
C. The vice president
D. Both the Congress and the president
The constitutional right of he president to "receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers" has evolved into
A.the power to make treaties, provide two thirds of the senators present concur.
B.the right to appoint a cabinet
C.the right to recognize and initiate formal relations with the nations of the world
D.the appointment of a presidental chaplin
An agreement between the president and foreign nations that has the status of a treaty but does not require Senate Confirmation is
A. Null and Void
B. Implied by the presidential power to receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers
C. one of the president's prerogative powers
D. known as an Executive agreement
The power to raise and support armies and navies and to declare war is given by
A. states
B. Congress
C. president
D. Senate
Except for Polk and Lincoln, nineteenth century presidents adhered t the maxim that the application of military force required
A. just cause
B. prior approval by Congress
C. the support of the people
D. an expressed commitment to clearly defined goals and early withdrawal of troops
The right of presidents and their advisors to maintain confidentiality of their conversations and communications is known as
A. executive privilege
B. executive agreement
C. executive privacy
D. inherent power
The responsibilities and authorized personnel levels of bureaucratic agencies are
A. extablishe by the Exec. Reorg. Act of 1873
B. reviewed by congress every ten years
C. reduced, confirmed, or expanded Congess each year
D. redefined when a new president is elected.