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)||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|
|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."
|D)||William Howard Taft|
The EOP body that advises the president on economic issues is the
|B)||Presidential Economic Council.|
|C)||Executive Financial Planning Office.|
|D)||National Economic Council.|
________ was the president to champion the national convention as a means of nominating the presidential candidates of political parties.
Which of the following presidents did NOT serve as vice president?
|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.|