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executive branch tes

crippen/smith test on the executive branch of government

The group chosen every four years to make the formal selection of the President and Vice President. Electoral College
The role in which the President exercises leadership over his or her political party. Chief of Party
The role in which the President acts as the main architect of the nation’s public policies Chief Legislator
An election at which a party’s voters choose delegates to the party’s national convention and/or express a preference for candidates for the party’s nomination Presidential Primary
All the people entitled to vote in a given election Electorate
A contest in which the winner of the preference vote won the support of all the delegates. Winner takes All
In this role, the President speaks for the people of the nation and offers important moral leadership. Chief Citizen
In this role,the President leads one of the world’s largest governmental machines. Chief Executive
A written declaration of principles and policy decisions of a party, is an important product of each national convention. Platform
The speech given at a party convention to set the tone for the convention and the campaign to come. keynote address
Forms of communication, including printed publications, radio, television, and, most recently, the Internet. Mass media
A formal agreement between two or more nations that requires the approval of two thirds of the Senate. treaty
The President’s power to grant reprieves and pardons in cases involving federal offenses. clemency
A directive, rule, or regulation from the President that has the effect of law Executive order
Another name for the President’s constitutional power to issue executive. Ordinance power
Critics’ term for the strong use of presidential power in ways that enable the President to evade the will of Congress. Imperial Presidency
This has been sought by many Presidents, but it was struck down by the Supreme Court as unconstitutional. line item veto
Unlike a treaty, a(n) _____ does not need congressional approval Executive agreement
The part of the Constitution that establishes the presidency. Executive article
To show displeasure with another country, the President can declare its diplomatic representative to be.. persona non grata
A(n) _____ is the legal forgiveness of a crime, whereas _____is a general pardon of a group of lawbreakers. A. pardon; amnesty
The most recent Presidents to have used military force were Bush and Obama
A large, hierarchical organization with job specialization and complex rules. bureaucracy
The term department is reserved for government agencies that are members of the... Cabinet
Another name for the director of the Department of Justice. Attorney General
The newest Cabinet department Department of Homeland Security
The United States Postal Service is an example of _____ government corporation
A(n) _____ advises; a(n) _____ carries out tasks staff agency/line agency
A(n) _____ heads an executive department; a(n) _____ is any member of a bureaucracy secretary/bureaucrat
The _____ is composed of all presidential aides; the _____ is made up of the department heads Executive Office of the President/Cabinet
_____ are traditional units of the Federal Government; _____ function outside of the departments Executive departments/independent agencies
A(n) _____ is a government’s administrators and agencies; _____ is the system of giving posts or favors to supporters. administration/patronage
Created by: mcrippen



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