CH 10 we the people

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What is it called when the president infers power from the “rights, duties and obligations” of the presidency?
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inherent powers
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What are the powers specifically established by the language of the constitution?
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Expressed powers
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The power to declare war is given to whom under the constitution?
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both houses of congress
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What was the goal of the war powers resolution?
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limit the power of the president to commit american troops to military action without authorization from congress
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When was the last time Congress exercised its constitutional power to declare war?
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1941
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What did GW Bush do in undertaking the campaign against the Taliban in 2001?
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sought and received congressional authorization for the bombing but not a declaration of war.
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How do Executive agreements differ from formal treaties?
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do not have to be approved by the senate
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What is required for Congress to override the presidential veto?
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a two thirds vote in both the house and the senate
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Why do we have The State of the Union address?
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mandated by the constitution
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What is it called when the president’s power is used to set the debate concerning public policy in Congress
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a legislative initiative
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What is an executive order?
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a law or command the president gives to the executive branch
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The Office of Management and Budget and the Council of Economic Advisers are both parts of what?
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the executive office of the president
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Why is the Office of Management and Budget important?
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it produces the presidents budget and to overseas proposals and the national budget also responsible for president duties.
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What is the primary constitutional task of the vice president, besides succeeding the president in case of death, resignation, or incapacitate?
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to cast tie- breaking votes in the senate
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The turning point in American politics toward a president-centered government came about during the administration of what president?
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Franklin Roosevelt
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Congress’s tendency in recent years to give executive agencies fewer clear guidelines for implementing laws is the result of what?
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The greater scope and complexity of the tasks that american governments has undertaken
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What is a signing statement?
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announcement made by the president when signing bills into a law, often presenting the president’s interpretation of the law.

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