II. executive branch and bureaucracy workbook

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what were arguments against using the popular vote to elect the president

Less populous states feared that the direct popular election of the president would see their states interests swallowed up by their more populous neighbors.

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what did the delegates at the constitutional convention decide on presidential selection

electors apportioned to states based on congressional representation and chosen by state legislators would choose the president.

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what are some arguments Hamilton made about a strong executive in federalist 70

Energy in an executive is a leading character in the definition of a good government (its essential)

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chief executive

head of the executive branch, carries out laws of the nation, oversees large and complex system of agencies and bureaucracy

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chief diplomat

guides U.S foreign policy and interacting with heads of the nations authorized to make treaties and appoint ambassadors.

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commander in chief

the top of the entire military chain of command, includes the strategic nuclear forces of the nation

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legislative leader

state of the union address, lays of legislative agenda to mobilize public support, veto bills.

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party leader

spokersperson for their party’s position

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what type of pardoning can the president do

presidential pardoning

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What are the three requirements for the president to invoke the war powers resolution?

1)a deceleration of war (by Congress)

2)a specific statutory authorization (by Congress)

3)a national emergency created by a attack on the United States, its territories, possessions, or armed forces

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once introduced what are the conditions of the war powers resolution

the president is required to notify congress within 48 hours if the circumstances necessitating the introduction of armed forces.

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what are the two steps and the vote necessary for impeachment

1) majority vote in the house of reps.

2)trial in the senate with 2/3 vote necessary to convict and remove

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how does the supreme court check the presidential powers

-overturn executive actions

-block executive order

- uphold some parts of executive orders

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What are the two constitutional powers given to the VP

-President on senate

-Assumes office of presidency should sitting prez be unable too.

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what is the purpose of the 25th amendment

sets the modern rules of succession and also establishes a process for replacing a VP who leaves office during his or her term.

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what is the role of the first spouse

-link between the president and the people

-modern spouses have initiative programs to promote

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what are the four main features of the modern presidency

1)prez. how regularly initiates legislation

2)many unilateral powers have been delegated to the presidency by congress

3) the president is now the focus of public attention

4)their is a large staff directly working for prez.

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what are some examples of agencies that full under the executive office of the president

-the office of management and budget

-national security council

-council of economic advisors

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what role does the presidential approval rating play in politics

presidential approval is a measure of the public’s view of the prez.

-higher rating= more public approval

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which part of article two lays out the foundation of the bureaucracy

article 2 section 2

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what were the three original departments under washingtons administration

1)department of state

2) department of war

3) treasury

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How many cabinet departments are there

15 cabinet departments

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what are interest groups roles in the iron triangle

-lobbying on behalf of regulatory agency

-campaign support

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what is congresses role in the iron triangle

-desired legislation and reduced oversight

-favorable funding

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what is the policy agenda

The set of issues on which policy makers focus their attention

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what is the main function of the federal bureaucracy

Implementation or putting into action the laws Congress has passed

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what are federal employees restricted from the engaging in and what act restricts them

-political campaign

-restricted by the hatch act

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the president

-has the authority to appoint and remove individuals at the top layer of bureaucracy

-appoint agency heads

-shape bureaucratic priorities in annual budget

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congress

-the Senate has power over higher levels of federal service

-can pass legislation

-create or terminate agencies

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judicial branch

-may restrict and constrain the scope of accepted bureaucratic action

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