Roles Of The Presidency

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On line quiz for an introduction to our unit on the Presidency. Use the reading provided to answer the following questions. Please type your period 1st and then last name before starting. Please ask me if you have any questions. GOOD LUCK!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many basic roles does the President of the United States have today?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      9

    • E.

      13

    Correct Answer
    C. 7
    Explanation
    The President of the United States has seven basic roles today. These roles include being the Chief Executive, Chief Diplomat, Commander in Chief, Chief Legislator, Chief of State, Chief Economist, and Party Leader. Each role represents a different aspect of the President's responsibilities and duties in governing the country.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is not a job associated with the chief executive aspect of the presidency?

    • A.

      Enforce federal laws

    • B.

      Develop federal policies

    • C.

      Veto unpopular legislation

    • D.

      Prepare the national budget

    • E.

      Appoint federal officials

    Correct Answer
    C. Veto unpopular legislation
    Explanation
    The chief executive aspect of the presidency involves the implementation and execution of laws. Enforcing federal laws, developing federal policies, preparing the national budget, and appointing federal officials are all tasks associated with this aspect. However, vetoing unpopular legislation is not a job associated with the chief executive aspect of the presidency. The power to veto legislation is part of the legislative aspect of the presidency, where the president can reject bills passed by Congress.

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  • 3. 

    The President uses a variety of  powers to carry out his job as Chief Executive.  For example,_____________ are statements or proclamations that have the force of law.

    • A.

      Emergency powers

    • B.

      Pardons

    • C.

      Reprieves

    • D.

      Appointments

    • E.

      Executive orders

    Correct Answer
    E. Executive orders
    Explanation
    The President uses a variety of powers to carry out his job as Chief Executive. One of these powers is the ability to issue executive orders, which are statements or proclamations that have the force of law. These orders allow the President to direct government agencies and officials on how to implement and enforce existing laws, as well as establish new policies or initiatives. Executive orders are a significant tool for the President to shape and guide the actions of the executive branch without needing to rely on Congress to pass legislation.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following powers does the President, as Commander-in-Chief, share with the Congress?  (select only one choice)

    • A.

      Declaring war

    • B.

      Using nuclear weapons

    • C.

      Major miliary expenses

    • D.

      Determining the size of the military

    • E.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Major miliary expenses
    Explanation
    The President, as Commander-in-Chief, shares the power of major military expenses with Congress. This means that both the President and Congress have the authority to make decisions regarding the allocation of funds for military purposes. While the President has the power to propose a budget and request funding for military expenses, Congress ultimately has the power to approve or reject these requests and determine the actual amount of funding allocated for the military.

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  • 5. 

    As Foreign Policy Director, a president may enter into agreements with leaders of other countires.  What are these called?

    Correct Answer
    executive agreements
    Explanation
    As Foreign Policy Director, a president may enter into agreements with leaders of other countries. These agreements are known as executive agreements.

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  • 6. 

    In which role does the President use the State of the Union to introduce his agenda to Congress?

    Correct Answer
    Legislative leader, Legislative, Chief Legislator
    Explanation
    The President uses the State of the Union address to introduce his agenda to Congress in the role of a legislative leader. This annual speech allows the President to outline his policy priorities and propose legislation to Congress. By addressing both houses of Congress, the President aims to influence the legislative process and garner support for his agenda. The State of the Union serves as a platform for the President to set the tone for the upcoming legislative year and rally support for his proposed policies.

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  • 7. 

    As Party Head, a president uses the patronage power to win the support of legislators.  What is this power?

    • A.

      Authority to appoint government jobs

    • B.

      Authority to impeach members of Congress

    • C.

      Grant federal money for projects in a congressional district

    • D.

      Power to help a member of Congress get reelected

    • E.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Authority to appoint government jobs
    Explanation
    The power described in the question is the authority to appoint government jobs. As Party Head, the president can use this power to appoint individuals to key positions within the government, which can help them win the support of legislators. By appointing individuals who are loyal or supportive of the president's agenda, the president can ensure that their policies and legislation have a better chance of being passed and implemented. This power allows the president to shape the composition of the government and influence its decision-making processes.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the first President that used regular press conferences to rally the support of the American people?

    Correct Answer
    Woodrow Wilson
    Wilson
    Explanation
    Woodrow Wilson was the first President to use regular press conferences to rally the support of the American people. He recognized the power of the media and utilized press conferences as a way to communicate directly with the public and shape public opinion. Wilson's regular press conferences allowed him to address important issues, share his policies and ideas, and gain support for his administration. By engaging with the press and utilizing this platform, Wilson was able to effectively connect with the American people and garner their support.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is an example of the President acting as Chief of State?  (choose one only)

    • A.

      Vetoing an unpopular bill

    • B.

      Nominating a person to the Supreme Court

    • C.

      Helping a state enforce federal laws

    • D.

      Awarding a war hero the Congressional Medal of Honor

    • E.

      Giving the State of the Union address

    Correct Answer
    D. Awarding a war hero the Congressional Medal of Honor
    Explanation
    Awarding a war hero the Congressional Medal of Honor is an example of the President acting as Chief of State. As Chief of State, the President represents the nation symbolically and performs ceremonial duties. Awarding the Congressional Medal of Honor is a ceremonial act that recognizes and honors the bravery and service of a war hero, embodying the President's role as the symbolic leader and representative of the country.

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  • 10. 

    Which role do you think is the most important job of a President?  EXPLAIN your answer.

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