Chapter 14: The Presidency

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The Framers of the Constitution generally expected that the ________ would ultimately decide the winner of presidential elections
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House
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An obvious and important difference between a president and a prime minister is that the latter always has
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majority support in parliament
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In a parliamentary system, the voters cannot choose
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their prime minister
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__________ did not hold national office before becoming president
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All of the above
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More recent presidents have rarely been _________ just before becoming president
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legislators
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Customarily, the members of the president’s cabinet are
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all of the above
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If you are an ambitious member of the British Parliament, prudence will dictate that you
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avoid displeasing the leader of your party
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With substantial Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress, President Kennedy, during the last years of his presidency, was able to secure passage of _________ of his proposals
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only one-fourth
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The text cites the 1946 Marshall Plan and the Tax Reform Act of 1986 to illustrate that
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both were produced by divided governments
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The text suggests that a “unified government” might be
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somethng of a myth
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Which of the following statements is incorrect?
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None of the above
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“Unified government” may have been present when
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Both A and B
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Which individual described the business of the president as “usually not much above routine” and mostly “mere administration”?
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Woodrow Wilson
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Which elastic clause has been a significant source of presidential power?
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“Take care that the laws be faithfully executed”
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The greatest source of presidential power can be found in
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politics and public opinion
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The constitution requires that the president be a resident of the United States for at least ______ years
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14
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The Constitution requires that the president be at least _____ years old
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35
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The president’s salary is approximately _______ per year
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$400,000
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The text observes that the delegates to the Constitutional Convention feared
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monarchy and anarchy about equally
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Alexander Hamilton stood at the Consitutional Convention and gave a five-hour speech calling for
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an elective monarchy
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The cause of those who argued for a single, elected president at the Constitutional Convention was, no doubt, aided by the fact that
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everybody assumed that George Washington would be the first president
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An aspect of George Washington’s personality that encouraged the delegates to the Constitutional Convention to approve an elected presidency was his
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self-restraint

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