We The People: Thomas Patterson- Chapter 12- Quiz Questions

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We The People
Chapter 12
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1

The president's constitutional roles, such as chief executive and commander in chief,

Have expanded in practice to be more powerful than the writers of the Constitution intended.

2

Congress has formally declared war how many times in U.S. history?

Five.

3

The whig theory holds that the presidency

Is a limited office whose occupant is confined by the exercise of expressly granted constitutional powers.

4

The president's role in foreign policy increased largely because

America became more of a world power.

5

The primary election as a means of choosing presidential nominees

Has been used more extensively in recent decades such that the candidate who dominates the primaries can usually expect to receive the nomination.

6

The selection of the vice presidential nominee at the national convention is based on the

Presidential nominee's choice of a running mate.

7

The Executive Office of the President (EOP) was created in

1939.

8

Which of the following did the framers want from a president?

-National Leadership.

-Administration of the laws.

-Statesmanship in foreign affairs.

-Command of the military.

**All these answers are correct**

9

The presidency was created by Article ____ of the U.S. Constitution.

II.

10

According to the U.S. Constitution, if no one candidate received the majority vote of the Electoral College, who chooses the president?

U.S. House of Representatives.

11

Under which president did the Electoral College change to a popular vote?

Andrew Jackson.

12

After which party convention did the Democrats force major changes in the presidential nominating process?

1968.

13

Which of the following states gives one Electoral College vote to the winner of the congressional district and two Electoral College votes to the statewide winner?

Maine.

14

Which of the following is NOT true of the 2004 presidential election?

John Kerry accepted federal matching funds in the primaries.

15

Which of the following is a reason that the nation did not routinely need a strong president during most of the nineteenth century?

All of these factors: America's small policymaking role of the federal government; the sectional nature of the nation's major issues; and the U.S. government's small role in world affairs.

16

A president's accomplishments have largely depended on

Whether circumstances favor strong presidential leadership.

17

Political scientist Aaron Wildavsky's "two presidencies" thesis holds that a president is likely to be most successful with Congress on policy initiatives involving

Foreign Policy.

18

The War Powers Act was enacted in order to

Limit the president's war-making power.

19

The forced removal of a president from office through impeachment and conviction requires action by the

House and Senate in separate proceedings.

20

Which of the following describes what political scientist Hugh Heclo calls "the illusion of presidential government"?

The presidential image building through public relations that contributes to the idea that the president is in charge of the national government.

21

What did Alexander Hamilton argue about war in Federalist No. 69?

A surprise attack on the United States is the only justification for war by presidential action.

22

A president's policy initiatives are significantly more successful when the president

Has the strong support of the American people.

23

The U.S. House of Representatives last decided the outcome of a presidential election in what year?

1824.

24

In the modern era, the equivalent practice of using the presidency as a "bully pulpit" (Theodore Roosevelt) could be summed up in this phrase.

Going Public.

25

How did Theodore Roosevelt change the conception of the presidency?

He cast aside the Whig theory in favor of the stewardship theory.

26

Which of the following is true of the vice presidency?

The Constitution assigns no executive authority to the vice president.

27

Candidate strategy in the early presidential nominating contests (such as New Hampshire's primary) is designed chiefly to gain

Momentum.

28

President Obama's failure in his early months in office to enact policies to combat global warming, despite his determination to do so, is a reflection primarily of

Poor circumstance related to the economy.

29

Which of the following presidents failed to win an electoral majority but still won the presidency by decision of the House of Representatives?

John Quincy Adams

30

Which of the following is part of the Executive Office of the President (EOP)?

-Office Management and Budget.

-National Economic Council.

-National Security Council.

-Office of Legislative Affairs.

**All these answers are correct.**

31

Which of the following was a provision of the War Powers Act?

It requires hostilities to end within sixty days unless Congress extends the period.

32

During 2006, the year before Democrats took back control of Congress, George W. Bush

Had a congressional success rate of more than 80 percent.

33

Congress authorized an official impeachment investigation of

Andrew Johnson.

34

How many presidents have been impeached in U.S. history?

Two.

35

A president is likely to propose the most new programs

During his or her first year in office.

36

The U.S. House of Representatives chooses to impeach a president; who conducts the trial?

The U.S. Senate.

37

The only two states that are exceptions to the unit rule are

Maine and Nebraska.