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Civics Ch 7 Mccarty

Mccarty Civics Chapter 6 Test

QuestionAnswer
Electoral College A group that elects the president and vice president.
Cabinet An advisory group chosen by the president to help accomplish the work of the executive branch.
civil service system The practice of hiring civil service workers on the basis of competition and merit.
executive order a role or command made by the president that has the force of law.
federal bureaucracy the agencies and employees of the executive branch.
Presidential Succession Act indicates the line of succession after the Vice President
embargo an agreement among a group of nations prohibiting trade with a target nation.
foreign policy a nation's overall plan for dealing with other nations
pardon a declaration of forgiveness and freedom from punishment.
reprieve an order to delay a person's punishment until a higher court can hear the case.
national security the ability to keep the country safe from attack or harm
treaty a formal agreement between the governments of two or more countries.
trade sanction an effort to punish another country by imposing trade barriers.
political appointee a person chosen by the president for a leadership position.
executive agreement an agreement between the president and the leader of another country.
ambassador an official representative of a country's government
War Powers Act law that states that the president must have congressional approval when sending troops abroad for more than 60 days.
independent agency government agency that is not part of the cabinet
a qualification required by the constitution for becoming president of the United States. must be 35 years or older.
The constitution gives the power to declare war to... ...congress
What is the line of succession after the president and vice president? Speaker of the house President pro tempore of the senate Secretary of state
Presidential appointees to head cabinet departments and other top government offices must be approved by... ...the Senate
Who has the sole power of introducing bills in congress? Congress members.
By what margin must the Senate approve a treaty with another nation? two-thirds vote.
The number of electoral votes each state has is equal to the number of... ...U.S. senators and representatives the state has.
Who has the power to cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate? Vice President
The final authority to determine whether a law is acceptable under the Constitution rests with... ...the Supreme Court
The United States will send an ambassador to another country only if the government of that country... ...holds power legally
How often does the cabinet meet with the president? whenever the president says.
The president is most likely to discuss a crisis in the Middle East with... ...The Secretary of State
The qualifications for becoming president are set forth by... ...the U.S. Constitution
The president suggests new programs and policies in an annual... ...State of the Union Address
When awarding medals to winners at this year's Special Olympics, the president was carrying out the role of chief... ...of state.
Regulatory commissions... ...are independent of the executive departments.
As commander in chief of the armed forces, the president... ...can send US troops abroad
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