Power Trip- 100 Term which refers to the expansion of the powers of the modern presidency during the course of the 20th century
Power Trip- 100 What is the IMPERIAL PRESIDENCY?
Power Trip - 200 It has the major power to create, organize, and disband federal agencies.
Power Trip- 200 What is the Congress?
Power Trip- 300 It is the Vice President’s only real legislative power.
Power Trip - 300 What is the power to break ties in Senate votes?
Power Trip - 400 It has the power to impeach presidents.
Power Trip- 400 What is the House of Representatives
Power Trip - 500 Although President Clinton used one to restrict tobacco advertising to teenagers and President Bush used one to determine that terrorists are enemy combatants not covered by the Geneva Convention, the president’s power to issue these is NOT mentioned in the Constitution.
Power Trip - 500 What are EXECUTIVE ORDERS?
Compromising Positions - 100 Type of federal positions which are NOT appointed by the president
Compromising Positions - 100 What are CIVIL SERVICE jobs?
Compromising Positions - 200 He or she presides over the House of Representatives
Compromising Positions - 200 Who is the Speaker of the House?
Compromising Positions - 300 The president’s chief of staff, press secretary, and counsel work as a part of this.
Compromising Positions - 300 What is the White House Office?
Compromising Positions - 400 The secretary of state, the secretary of defense, the secretary of the treasury, and the attorney general
Compromising Positions - 400 Who are the members of the president’s “inner cabinet”?
Compromising Positions - 500 The president’s national security advisor and National Security Council are a part of this
Compromising Positions - 500 What is the Executive Office of the President?
Senatorial Courtesy - 100 A Senator can effectively prevent the Senate from voting on an issue by engaging in this
Senatorial Courtesy - 100 What is a filibuster?
Senatorial Courtesy - 200 Unlike his or her counterpart in the House of Representatives, he or she has the top leadership post
Senatorial Courtesy - 200 Who is the MAJORITY LEADER?
Senatorial Courtesy - 300 The term “senatorial courtesy” refers to the fact that the president does not generally nominate anyone for this post within a state without the approval of that state’s senators
Senatorial Courtesy - 300 What is federal judge?
Senatorial Courtesy - 400 16 signatures & 60 votes (3/5)
Senatorial Courtesy - 400 The number of signatures required for a cloture petition and the number votes necessary to kill a filabuster by means of cloture
Senatorial Courtesy - 500 Three important nonlegislative congressional powers and responsibilities which are given exclusively to the Senate
Senatorial Courtesy - 500 What are the power to • Confirm presidential appointments • Ratify all treaties • Try impeached officials
Act I - 100 According to the Presidential Succession Act, the number 2 and 3 in the line of official presidential succession
Act I - 100 Who are the speaker of the House and the president pro tempore of the Senate?
Act I - 200 It set the merit system and established the Civil Service Commission
Act I - 200 What is the Pendleton Act?
Act I - 300 Within 48 hours; Within 60 days unless congress declares war, okays deploy- ment, or grants a 30-day extension
Act I - 300 What are the time limits set forth by the War Powers Resolution for notifying Congress of deployment of troops and withdrawal of troops if Congress fails to approve?
Act I - 400 It checked presidential budgetary authority by establishing the Congressional Budget Office and precluding the sequestering of duly appropriated funds
Act I - 400 What is the Budget and Impoundment Act of 1974?
Act I - 500 Passed in 1939, it forbade federal employees from running for public office, raising funds for candidates, or engaging in other party activities.
Act I - 500 What is the Hatch Act?
Just in Case - 100 U.S. v. Nixon Nixon v. Fitzgerald, and Clinton v. Jones have restricted and defined it.
Just in Case - 100 What is executive privilege?
Just in Case - 200 The 1877 Supreme Court decision in Munn v. Illinois gave significant power to government bureaucracies because it gave them this right
Just in Case - 200 What is the right to regulate business?
Just in Case - 300 Wesberry v. Sanders, the “one-man, one vote” decision addressed this problem, which resulted from demographic changes in the country caused by the industrial revolution
Just in Case? - 300 What is malapportionment?
Just in Case - 400 Easley v. Cromartie and Shaw v. Reno are Supreme Court cases which disallow this
Just in Case - 400 What racial gerrymandering?