In 2009, President Obama had the most successful
Subject: Political Science / General Political Science
In 2009, President Obama had the most successful legislative year of any president
a. since Richard Nixon's second term in office.
c. since Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
d. in a quarter century.
e. in half a century.
By 2008, about ______ percent of Americans said that they would be willing to support a woman for president.
John F. Kennedy was the youngest elected president. He was ___ years old when he assumed the presidency.
a. Gerald Ford became acting president after Congress, by a two-thirds vote in both chambers of Congress, determined that Richard Nixon was not able to discharge the normal functions of the presidential office.
b. Nelson Rockefeller became president after Gerald Ford resigned the office.
c. Spiro Agnew became president and Gerald Ford was named vice president.
d. Richard Nixon resigned as president and chose Gerald Ford to replace him.
e. Gerald Ford advanced to the office of president and Nelson Rockefeller was named vice president. For the first time in U.S. history, neither the president nor the vice president had been elected to his position.
A(n) __________ is a binding international pact that is made between the president and another head of state and that does not require Senate approval.
a. executive agreement
b. executive order
c. claim of executive privilege
e. signing statement
The president who used the veto power most frequently, totaling 372 regular vetoes, was _____________.
a. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
b. George W. Bush
c. Andrew Jackson
d. John F. Kennedy
e. Barack Obama
An executive order is a
a. written statement, appended to a bill at the time the president signs it into law, indicating how the president interprets that legislation.
b. binding international pact that is made between the president and another head of state and that does not require Senate approval.
c. presidential order to carry out a policy or policies described in a law passed by Congress.
d. formal agreement between the governments of two or more countries.
e. inherent executive power claimed by presidents to withhold information from, or to refuse to appear before, Congress or the courts.
Which of the following is a constitutional requirement for becoming president of the United States?
a. Must be at least thirty-five years old
b. Must be of sound moral character
c. Must be elected by a majority of the popular vote nationwide
d. Must be of the Christian faith
e. Must have been a resident within the United States for thirty-five years
Congress can override a presidential veto with a
a. simple majority vote in the Senate.
b. two-thirds vote by the members present in each chamber.
c. simple majority vote by the members present in each chamber.
d. two-thirds vote in the House.
e. signing statement.
Used only under Clinton before being ruled unconstitutional, the ____________ enables a president to veto one or more specific items within a larger bill.
a. line item veto
b. pocket veto
c. inherent power
d. lame duck veto
e. regular veto
The White House Office includes the
a. president’s chief of staff, the press secretary, and the counsel to the president.
b. Office of Management and Budget and the Office of the Vice President.
c. Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
d. Council of Economic Advisers and the National Security Staff.
e. Council on Environmental Quality and the Office of Administration.
In October 2002, Congress passed a(n) __________ authorizing the use of U.S. armed forces against Iraq.
a. approval of an executive order
b. executive agreement
c. declaration of war
d. joint resolution
e. signing statement
The requirements for becoming president of the United States are set forth in _________________ of the U.S. Constitution.
a. Article II, Section 1
b. the Fourth Amendment
c. the First Amendment
d. Article I, Section 2
e. Article II, Section 2
Congress has an advantage over the president in
a. the ability to regulate foreign and interstate commerce.
b. granting reprieves and pardons.
c. dealing with a national crisis.
d. setting foreign policy goals and objectives.
e. the ability to rally public opinion.
The main function of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is to assist
a. the First Lady in managing the White House budget.
b. the Senate leadership in creating plans for how the federal government will pay for programs.
c. the president in preparing the proposed annual budget.
d. Congress in preparing new financial related policies.
e. the White House chief of staff in providing information regarding the military budge to the president.
Choosing a vice presidential running mate is something the president does as
a. head of state.
b. political party leader.
c. commander in chief.
d. chief legislator.
e. chief executive.
In his or her role as __________, the president can veto a bill passed by Congress.
a. chief legislator
b. political party leader
c. chief executive
d. chief diplomat
e. head of state
The Constitution divided war powers. The president has the power to deploy the armed forces, but ______ has the power to declare war.
a. the Senate Majority Leader
c. the Supreme Court
d. the Secretary of State
e. the states
Of all the executive staff agencies, the __________ has the most direct contact with the president.
a. National Security Staff
b. Office of the Vice President
c. Council of Economic Advisors
d. White House Office
e. Office of Administration
Under the U.S. Constitution, only the ____________ has the right to declare war.
c. states' governors
d. Department of Defense
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