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Ch 13 President

Spalding Academy 11th Grade 2011

QuestionAnswer
Term for the President as commander of the nation’s armed forces Commander-in-chief
Group of persons chosen in each State and the District of Columbia every 4 yrs. who make a formal selection of the prez and VP Electoral college
Votes cast by electors in the Electoral College Electoral votes
Speech given at a party convention to set the tone for the convention and the campaign to come Keynote address
Meeting at which a party’s delegates vote to pick their presidential and vice presidential candidates National convention
A political party’s formal statement of basic principles, stands on major issues, and objectives Platform
A person elected by the voters to represent them in making a formal selection of the VP and prez Presidential electors
An election in which a party’s voters 1) choose State party organization’s delegates to their party’s national convention and/or 2) express a preference to their party’s presidential nomination Presidential primary
Scheme by which a presidential vacancy is filled Presidential succession
An almost obsolete system whereby a presidential aspirant who won the preference vote in a primary automatically won all the delegates chosen in the primary Winner-take-all
The Electoral College has been scrutinized for many years. Describe one of the major flaws and the reform that you think could improve the system. Not required to vote according to popular vote, any election can be decided by House, winner of pop vote not guaranteed presidency, Your opinion
What is the purpose of the primary/caucus that is held the spring before the summer convention in a presidential election year? Narrow down party’s candidate for prez, choose delegates for nat’l convention, raise money, and name recognition
This person is third in line to succeed the president. President Pro Tempore
This person is second in line to succeed the president. Speaker of the House
This person is next in line to succeed the president. VP
This is the required number of electoral votes to win the presidency. 270
This is the official day that electors cast their ballots. Mon after 2nd Wed in Dec
This is the number of electors that Nebraska has. 5
This is the maximum number of terms that a president may be elected. 2 terms
This is the length of 1 presidential term. 4 yrs.
This is the body that chooses the President if no candidate reaches enough electoral votes. House
This is the amendment that provided for presidential succession. 25th Amendment
This is the amendment that limited the number of terms a president may serve. 22nd Amendment
On Election Day, who are the people voting for when they vote for the office of the presidency? Electors
Name/describe 4 of the 8 roles of the President. Chief of State, Chief Executive, Chief Administrator, Chief Diplomat, Commander in Chief, Chief Legislator, Chief of Party, Chief Citizen
List the 4 ways that a president may be succeeded. Death, Disability, Resignation, Removed
List the 3 formal qualifications necessary to become President. 35 yrs. old, natural born citizen, lived in US 14 yrs.
List the 2 formal duties of the Vice President (as listed in the Constitution) Preside over the Senate, help decide the question of disability
List one restriction for being an elector. Not in congress, not a high-ranking US official, not engaged in insurrection/rebellion against US
List 3 informal qualifications “required” to become president. Well educated, prominent family name, good looking
List 3 characteristics that make a candidate “electable.” Served in a political office, Protestants, Come from larger states, Good health, married, attractive family, Eloquent speaking abilities
List 2 things that the President receives as compensation. $400,000/yr., White House, Camp David, Air Force One, Free medical care, Travel expenses
Describe the general purpose and events that take place at the party’s national convention. Choose prez/VP, bring party back together, adopt party platform, mobilize support for party, many speeches
Describe some of the various informal duties VP Biden has assumed during his time in office. Gives advice to Prez, Head of White House Task Force on Working Families, works w/ cabinet, point man in Afghanistan
Choose 1 ways a president can be succeed and describe a scenario of how it may happen Nixon accused of crimes and about to be impeached, Nixon resigns. VP Ford becomes Prez and pardons Nixon (4 sent)
After the candidate is nominated in the summer, what does he/she do next? Attend public rallies, TV/radio ads, website, interviews
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