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  1. 1. Presidency Basketball
  2. 2. the rules • you answer, you shoot. • you shoot, you get points. • you get points, you win. • you answer incorrectly, spurlin shoots. • spurlin gets points, he wins and makes fun of you for losing to him.
  3. 3. What are the three formal qualifications to become president? • 35 years old. • Natural born citizen of United States. • Resident of United States for 14 years.
  4. 4. What is the restriction on presidential terms? What amendment is this? • 2 terms, 10 years. • 22nd amendment
  5. 5. What is one argument IN FAVOR of the 22nd amendment? • Restriction on term limits prevents a president from becoming dictator-like.
  6. 6. What is one argument AGAINST the 22nd amendment? • Restricts democracy. If the people want to elect somebody beyond two terms, they should be allowed to.
  7. 7. What president broke the unwritten rule of two presidential terms (prior to the 22nd amendment)? • Franklin Delano Roosevelt. • For a bonus shot, how many terms was FDR elected to?
  8. 8. Describe the presidential role of Commander in Chief. • In charge of all the United State’s armed forces.
  9. 9. Describe the presidential role of Chief Diplomat • The primary architect of foreign policy.
  10. 10. What is an executive order? • A rule or directive written by the president that has the power of law WHICH INCLUDES… • An agreement between the president and another country’s head of state that is like a treaty.
  11. 11. What government body must approve Cabinet secretary nominations and treaties? • The Senate
  12. 12. What is the President’s Cabinet? • A group of advisors made up of the head of the 15 various branches of the federal bureaucracy.
  13. 13. What limits does the war powers resolution place on the president? • Must inform Congress of any military action taken within 48 hours. • Troops must be removed after 60 days. • May be extended to 90 days or longer with Congressional approval.
  14. 14. When was the last time Congress declared war? • World War II
  15. 15. What are the three official messages the president sends to Congress each year? • State of the Union address. • The budget. • The economic report.
  16. 16. What is a pocket veto? • The President ignores a bill passed by Congress. Congress adjourns within 10 days of passing the bill. The bill is automatically vetoed.
  17. 17. What is a line item veto? • The ability of the President to veto specific parts of a bill while passing others. BONUS • Can the President do this right now?
  18. 18. What are the two roles of the Secret Service? • Investigate fraud involving counterfeit currency. • Protect the President and other VIPs.
  19. 19. After what assassination did the Secret Service assume the role of protector? • After McKinley’s assassination (the third assassination in our history).
  20. 20. What is impeachment? • The process by which an elected official is investigated for illegal activity. BONUS • Does impeachment always end up in removal from office?
  21. 21. Name two roles (traditional or non-traditional) that first ladies usually fill. • Setting fashion standards, advising the president, taking a high profile moral stand, acting as White House representative for women's causes etc.