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  1. Which of these offices was NOT a part of George Washington's cabinet?
    chief of staff
  2. Which of the following was a result of the administration of George Washington, who set the stage for the presidency?
    The prestige of the presidency was solidified at a time when executive leadership was mistrusted.
  3. Which of these was NOT an example of the use of emergency powers by Abraham Lincoln?
    the passage of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments
  4. Which of the following presidents presided over the
    most significant expansion of presidential functions and activities in American history?
    Franklin Roosevelt
  5. How did Woodrow Wilson change the constitutionally required "state of the union?"
    He began the practice of delivering the "state of the union" as an address to a joint session of the House and Senate.
  6. Modern presidents typically use their annual State of the Union address to
    outline their legislative agenda.
  7. What changed the president's role by requiring him to
    submit an annual budget to Congress accompanied by rationales and
    The Budget Act of 1921
  8. What powers gave the president the main responsibility for fashioning American foreign policy?
    the power to receive and appoint ambassadors and to make treaties
  9. The organization in the executive office that is made
    up of a small group of economists who advise on economic policy is
    known as
    the Council of Economic Advisors.
  10. Why is direct command by the president over the executive branch seldom feasible?
    • There is so much going on that presidents
    • can't keep personal track of each one of the millions of government officials and employees.
  11. What was the reason for George W. Bush's success in Congress in 2003 and 2004?
    His party stuck together even though they had a slim majority.
  12. The term describing how the public influences the president through its judgments on presidential performance is known as
    presidential popularity.
  13. In the analytical framework discussing George W.
    Bush's inability to pass Social Security reform legislation, which one
    of these statements would fall under the political linkage category?
    Opinion among the elderly about proposed changes becomes particularly negative.
  14. Over time, most presidents in office have tended to
    lose popularity
  15. Military actions tend to
    increase the public's support for the president only if they are successful.
  16. Which statement supports the argument that the
    presidency has evolved into a highly democratic institution that is
    responsive to the American people?
    It is the only nationally elected office.
  17. T/F American presidents enjoy considerable freedom of action in waging war.
  18. Presidential responsibilities, burdens, power, and impact have changed very little over the last 200 years.
  19. T/F Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution clearly
    delineates the specific powers and duties of the president as commander-in-chief.
  20. T/F President Nixon required congressional approval to recognize communist China.
  21. T/F The president is the foreign policy leader, while Congress is the domestic policy leader.
  22. T/F The president's cabinet is outlined in the Constitution.
  23. T/F Presidential vetoes are seldom overridden.
  24. T/F The election of 1888 was the last election where the president won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote.
  25. T/F The power to lead the public also implies the power to manipulate public opinion.
  26. T/F When creating the role of chief executive, the framers never intended it to be a democratic office.
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