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1 Chapter Twelve The Presidency

2 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved The phrases “the executive power shall be vested in a president” and “he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed” are the constitutional foundations for the president’s a. pardon power. b. power as commander-in-chief. c. administrative power. d. enumerated powers. e. diplomatic power.

3 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved The phrases “the executive power shall be vested in a president” and “he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed” are the constitutional foundations for the president’s a. pardon power. b. power as commander-in-chief. c. administrative power. (correct) d. enumerated powers. e. diplomatic power.

4 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved What is the trend concerning presidential power? a. It fluctuates with the economy. b. It has declined consistently c. It is dependent upon the president’s party controlling Congress. d. It has steadily increased. e. The courts have reduced is significantly in several case rulings.

5 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved What is the trend concerning presidential power? a. It fluctuates with the economy. b. It has declined consistently c. It is dependent upon the president’s party controlling Congress. d. It has steadily increased. (correct) e. The courts have reduced is significantly in several case rulings.

6 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved The main danger to a president who relies heavily on polls to make decisions is that he might a. choose to disregard the results. b. receive bad information from unscrupulous pollsters. c. be afraid to defend unpopular views or to follow his own principles. d. pay insufficient attention to interest groups. e. be regarded as indecisive.

7 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved The main danger to a president who relies heavily on polls to make decisions is that he might a. choose to disregard the results. b. receive bad information from unscrupulous pollsters. c. be afraid to defend unpopular views or to follow his own principles. (correct) d. pay insufficient attention to interest groups. e. be regarded as indecisive.

8 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved The phrase divided government refers to a. the Democrats’ and Republicans’ agreeing on a coalition government. b. the separation of powers among the three branches. c. specialization in Congress based on committees. d. different parties’ controlling the presidency and Congress. e. Congress and the President being opposed by the Supreme Court.

9 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved The phrase divided government refers to a. the Democrats’ and Republicans’ agreeing on a coalition government. b. the separation of powers among the three branches. c. specialization in Congress based on committees. d. different parties’ controlling the presidency and Congress. (correct) e. Congress and the President being opposed by the Supreme Court.

10 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved The contemporary role of the president in the legislative process is best described as one in which the president a. proposes and Congress disposes. b. distances himself from the process because of the separation of powers. c. is active only if his party controls both houses of Congress. d. may serve as chief lobbyist, active in all stages of the legislative process. e. determines how aggressive the legislative agenda will be defended.

11 Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved The contemporary role of the president in the legislative process is best described as one in which the president a. proposes and Congress disposes. b. distances himself from the process because of the separation of powers. c. is active only if his party controls both houses of Congress. d. may serve as chief lobbyist, active in all stages of the legislative process. (correct) e. determines how aggressive the legislative agenda will be defended.


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