U. S. Government: Democracy In Action

Chapter 8: The Presidency

The Presidency

An unwritten but important qualification for president is that the candidate __________
A)be at least 35 years old.
B)live in the United States at least 14 years.
C)be a natural-born citizen.
D)have experience in government.
A series of rules to follow when a president becomes disabled is set forth in the __________
A)Twenty-fifth Amendment.
B)Twenty-second Amendment.
C)Presidential Succession Act of 1947.
D)main body of the Constitution.
The Twelfth Amendment requires __________
A)states to place presidential candidates on the ballot.
B)electors to cast separate ballots for president and vice president.
C)representatives choose a vice president if no candidate get a majority of votes.
D)electors to vote for their party's candidates.
The winner-take-all system in most states makes it possible for a presidential candidate who loses the popular vote to win the electoral vote, as in the case of __________
A)Benjamin Harrison.
B)John Kennedy.
C)William Clinton.
D)Richard Nixon.
Because the president needs to satisfy powerful interest groups that have a stake in a department's policy, the secretary of commerce, for example, is expected to __________
A)be someone acceptable to labor unions.
B)have a good reputation with business and industry.
C)be a banker with close ties to the financial community.
D)have high-level administrative skills.
Because of all the factors that presidents must consider when appointing cabinet heads, the secretaries often are __________
A)people the president knows and trusts.
B)loyal to career officials in their own department.
C)relative strangers to the president.
D)competing with other secretaries for control of programs.
The Executive Office of the President was created by President __________
A)Franklin D. Roosevelt.
B)Ronald Reagan.
C)John F. Kennedy.
D)George Bush.
A group of advisers who works directly with the president on day to day matters is called the __________
B)Executive Office of the President.
C)Office of Management and Budget.
D)White House Office.
As the nation's chief economic planner, the president __________
A)predicts future economic conditions.
B)formulates the nation's economic policy.
C)assesses the nation's economic health.
D)gathers economic information from federal departments.
Central clearance refers to the review of executive agencies' legislative proposals by the __________
A)Office of Management and Budget.
B)Council of Economic Advisers.
C)Office of National Drug Control Policy.
D)President's Committee on Administrative Management.
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