The American Democracy, 10th Edition (Patterson)

Chapter 12: The Presidency: Leading the Nation

Chapter Quiz

In Federalist No.76, Alexander Hamilton declared that the president's real authority as chief executive is
A)the power to appoint.
B)the power to declare war.
C)the power to receive ambassadors.
D)the power to make treaties.
E)both the power to declare war and the power to make treaties.
Theodore Roosevelt was a proponent of
A)Whig theory.
B)stewardship theory.
C)executive theory.
D)modern theory.
E)elastic theory.
Signing statements
A)are written statements by the president to indicate that an executive order is to be carried out even if it conflicts with existing legislation.
B)are attached by the president to proposed legislation to indicate that the president will veto the legislation should it pass Congress.
C)are attached to legislation proposed indirectly by the president to indicate that said legislation would not earn a veto if passed in its current form.
D)are appended to a bill when the president signs it and are meant to indicate that the president does not necessarily intend to abide by particular provisions of a law.
E)are statements of objection that a lawmaker may attach to a bill even though that bill has passed the lawmaker's branch of Congress.
Since Andrew Jackson's time, ________ have won the presidency after having lost the popular vote.
A)Samuel Tilden (1876), Grover Cleveland (1888), and Harry Truman (1948)
B)Rutherford B. Hayes (1876), Benjamin Harrison (1888), and George W. Bush (2000)
C)Ulysses S. Grant (1868), Benjamin Harrison (1888), and George W. Bush (2000)
D)James Garfield (1880), Woodrow Wilson (1912), and Richard Nixon (1968)
E)James Buchanan (1856), Woodrow Wilson (1912), and George W. Bush (2000)
________ was the last major-party candidate to win his party's nomination without entering any primaries.
A)Richard Nixon (1968)
B)Barry Goldwater (1964)
C)Hubert Humphrey (1968)
D)George McGovern (1972)
E)Jimmy Carter (1976)
Less than ________ percent of Americans say that they would not vote for a female president.
The three states with the highest number of votes in the Electoral College are
A)New York, Florida, and Pennsylvania.
B)Texas, Illinois, and Ohio.
C)California, Texas, and New York.
D)Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
E)Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas.
________ are the two states that do not use the unit rule in the Electoral College.
A)California and New Jersey
B)Florida and Georgia
C)Nevada and Utah
D)Maine and Nebraska
E)New Hampshire and Vermont
Which of the following is NOT a formal requirement for becoming president?
A)The individual must be 35 years old.
B)The individual must be a natural-born citizen.
C)The individual must be a resident in the United States for at least 14 years.
D)The individual must be resident of the same state for at least five years.
E)None of these answers is correct, as all are formal requirements for becoming president.
Which of the following is true of the president and foreign policy?
A)Presidential executive agreements with other countries are not legally binding in the way formal treaties are.
B)The framers anticipated that Congress would implement the president's foreign policy agenda.
C)The framers anticipated that the president would define the nation's foreign policy objectives.
D)Ambassador appointments made by the president are subject to approval by a two-thirds vote of the House of Representatives.
E)Treaties made by the president are subject to approval by a two-thirds vote of the Senate.
Which of the following was an action of Theodore Roosevelt that implemented his theory of presidential stewardship?
A)forcing Congress to meet in unscheduled open sessions
B)removing unfriendly Supreme Court justices from office
C)rejecting the Senate's power to approve treaties
D)challenging the power of business monopolies
E)taking the country into World War I
Which organization was created in 1939 to provide the president with staff necessary to coordinate the activities of the executive branch?
A)Legislative Liaison Staff
B)National Security Council
C)State Department
D)Department of Defense
E)Executive Office of the President
________ were impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives.
A)Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton
B)Bill Clinton and James Polk
C)Richard Nixon and Andrew Johnson
D)James Polk and Andrew Johnson
E)Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson
Which of the following is true of President George W. Bush's relationship with Congress?
A)He cast only two vetoes in his first five years of his presidency.
B)He got almost nothing he asked for from Congress in the early years of his presidency.
C)In the early years of his presidency, he got most of what he asked for from Congress.
D)His relationship with Congress became less contentious during the later years of his presidency.
E)He exercised more vetoes in the early years of his presidency than any other twentieth-century president.
________ used the presidency as a "bully pulpit."
A)Theodore Roosevelt
B)Calvin Coolidge
C)Warren Harding
D)William Howard Taft
E)Herbert Hoover
The EOP body that advises the president on economic issues is the
A)Federal Reserve.
B)Presidential Economic Council.
C)Executive Financial Planning Office.
D)National Economic Council.
E)Treasury Office.
________ was the president to champion the national convention as a means of nominating the presidential candidates of political parties.
A)George Washington
B)Thomas Jefferson
C)Andrew Jackson
D)James Madison
E)James Monroe
Which of the following presidents did NOT serve as vice president?
A)Lyndon Johnson
B)Richard Nixon
C)Gerald Ford
D)George H. W. Bush
E)George W. Bush
How many total votes are there in the Electoral College system?
The ________ is in the Executive Office of the President.
A)National Security Council
B)White House Office
C)Office of Management and Budget
D)National Economic Council
E)All these answers are correct.
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