American Government Test 5

  1. What are the restrictions of the President?
    They can have two four year terms, max of 10 years of presidency, lame duck, impeachment
  2. Why would a President become impeached?
    Treason, bribery, other crimes
  3. Job Descriptions of the President
    • Chief Executive
    • Commander-in-chief
    • Diplomat
    • Leader in Congress
    • Chief of State

    Political party leader
  4. Chief Executive
    He must enforce the laws, he must administer a vast bureaucracy
  5. Commander-in-chief
    He is the civilian head of the military, Must be able to respond to danger quickly, in charge of the CIA
  6. Diplomat
    • He initiates and implements treaties
    • makes executive agreements
    • will use state department or cabinet and also will use CIA and  NSC to accomplish goals.
  7. Leader in Congress
    Has to be nice to Congress to gain support for his policies, Has the power to veto
  8. Chief of State
    Visible leader of the Country
  9. Political Party Leader
    Only Job description not in the Constitution
  10. Vice President
    • Takes over for president
    • Votes in Senate in case of tie and has to be at every Senate hearing.
    • Power of this office is increasing
  11. What makes up the Executive office of the president?
    • White House aids
    • National Security Council
    • Office of Management and Budget
  12. Who is the Secretary of State?
    John Kerry
  13. Bureacracy
    A system in which agencies staffed largely by non-elected officials perform specific tasks in accordance with standard procedures
  14. How many cabinets are there?
  15. what are the three types of Independent agencies
    • independent executive agencies
    • Government Corporations
    • Regulatory Commissions
  16. What are the problems of the Bureacracy?
    • Red tape
    • Conflict between agencies
    • Duplication
    • Vague goals
    • waste
    • Bureaucratic language
  17. What are our foreign policy goals?
    • National Security
    • Alliance Security
    • International Stability
    • Economic Development
  18. Truman Doctrine
    Contain Communism
  19. Theodore Roosevelt policy
  20. Franklin Roosevelt policy
    Good Neighbor Policy
  21. Nixon policy
    Detente Friendly conversation with China and USSR
  22. Department of homeland security
    • Protects the United States at Home
    • Tries to secure the borders
    • Part of emergency response
    • Fight against WMD
    • Gathers intelligence
    • Some believe that they threaten our civil liberties
  23. Problems with Media and Foreign Affairs
    • Media is biased
    • They Choose what you get to see
    • Sometimes they make the news
  24. Methods to accomplish foreign policy goals
    • Diplomacy
    • Treaties/executive agreements
    • Multinational organizations
    • Military relations
    • Economic relations
    • Foreign Aid
    • Sanctions
    • Espionage
  25. Four Schools of thought
    • Hamiltonian
    • Jeffersonian
    • Jacksonian
    • Wilsonian
  26. Hamiltonian
    Foreign policy should be about commerce and trade
  27. Jeffersonian
    Maintaining democracy
  28. Jacksonian
    About the common man's opinion and use of military
  29. Wilsonian
    Doing whatever is right
  30. Evidences that we are involved with foreign affairs
    • XYZ Affair
    • Barbary Pirates
    • Start trade with Japan
    • Missionaries
  31. Reasons for imperialism
    • Security 
    • Industrial expansion
    • Ideology
  32. Gained by Diplomacy
    • Hawaiian and Samoan islands
    • Trade with China
  33. Examples of Americans being the Policemen of the world
    • Gulf War 
    • Balkans
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American Government Test 5