1) At the Constitutional Convention, founders had the most difficulty agreeing on the powers of which branch of government?
- bThe presidency
- cThe Supreme Court
- dThe bureaucracy
2) The most basic and uncontroversial role of a “chief executive” is to
- asuggest new public policies.
- bwrite new laws with advisors.
- clead public opinion.
- dcarry out laws passed by others.
3) Presidents are incentivized to act unilaterally primarily by
- ahigh public expectations.
- bconstitutional mandates.
- cdemands from Congress.
- dthe expectations of other nations.
4) If Congress does not object to a presidential power, courts usually uphold future uses of that power as part of a president’s set of powers.
5) Many presidents have claimed the right not to enforce unconstitutional legislation.
6) The Executive Office of the President differs from other executive officials in
- abeing directly responsible to the president.
- bproviding timely advice and information.
- cthe sheer size of the staff.
- dinclusion in cabinet meetings.
7) The example of colonial governors made many founders wary of assigning too much executive power to the president.
8) Deciding who will be investigated and tried for breaking the law is called
- aexecutive privilege.
- dprosecutorial discretion.
9) President Andrew Jackson created a new precedent for presidential policy making by
- aannouncing his intention to veto a bill during congressional deliberation.
- bvetoing a bill he considered unwise.
- cvetoing a bill he considered unconstitutional.
- dbeing the first president to have a veto overridden.
10) Scholars most often mark the beginning of the modern presidency with
- aAbraham Lincoln.
- bFranklin Roosevelt.
- cHarry Truman.
- dRonald Reagan.