AP Executive Branch Test


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AP Executive Branch Test

  1. 1. Test Review <ul><li>Executive Branch </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential and Bureaucracy packet </li></ul>
  2. 2. Powers of the President <ul><li>What can the president do alone? </li></ul><ul><li>What can the president do with Senate? </li></ul><ul><li>What can the president do with Congress as a whole? </li></ul><ul><li>What can’t the president do that he could at one time? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Presidential Power <ul><li>Weak in which areas? </li></ul><ul><li>Strong in which areas? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Hiring and Firing <ul><li>What is the process like? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do we have this process? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we keep subordinates loyal? </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1968-1988 elections <ul><li>Who was elected, which parties? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ordinance Power <ul><li>What is the ordinance power? </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is the bureaucracy? <ul><li>Know the definition and the characteristics of a bureaucracy </li></ul>
  8. 8. Restraints on Bureaucracy <ul><li>Know those things that act as constraints on the bureaucracy </li></ul>
  9. 9. Presidential Actions and the media <ul><li>What can the president use to influence legislation? </li></ul>
  10. 10. sources of presidential power <ul><li>Where does his power come from? </li></ul><ul><li>Media, previous administrations, public support, Constitution </li></ul>
  11. 11. Checks and Balances <ul><li>How does the president check the legislative branch? </li></ul><ul><li>How does the president check the judicial branch? </li></ul><ul><li>How do the other branches check the executive branch? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Impeachment Proceedings <ul><li>Review this from legislative branch </li></ul>
  13. 13. Sir Veto <ul><li>JACKSON! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Different Forms of Vetoes <ul><li>Veto </li></ul><ul><li>Pocket Veto </li></ul>
  15. 15. Line Item Veto <ul><li>What was this? </li></ul><ul><li>What happened to this power? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Treaties <ul><li>How are these made? </li></ul>
  17. 17. White House Staff <ul><li>Who does he pick to be on his White House staff? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Line Item Veto <ul><li>Why would someone support it? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Duties of the VP <ul><li>What are the Constitutional duties of the Vice President? </li></ul>
  20. 20. How do we elect the Pres? <ul><li>Electoral College </li></ul>
  21. 21. Term Limits and Amendments <ul><li>22nd </li></ul><ul><li>25th </li></ul>
  22. 22. Impoundment <ul><li>Review this term - it will show up again </li></ul>
  23. 23. Cabinet Secretaries Access to the Pres? <ul><li>Who controls this? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the different ways to organize them? </li></ul>
  24. 24. Growth of Prestige <ul><li>Why has the power and prestige of the American presidency grown? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prominence in international affairs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New Deal and other programs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>increased visibility due to the mass media </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Who does he rely on? <ul><li>Who does he rely most heavily on? </li></ul>
  26. 26. Succession Acts <ul><li>Succession Act of 1886 </li></ul><ul><li>Succession Act of 1947 </li></ul><ul><li>25th </li></ul><ul><li>22nd </li></ul>
  27. 27. Presidential powers in the Constitution <ul><li>Is Article II specific or broad? </li></ul>
  28. 28. War Powers Act <ul><li>review this </li></ul>
  29. 29. Budget Impoundment Act <ul><li>review this </li></ul>
  30. 30. Qualifications for the Presidency? <ul><li>35, 14 year resident, natural born </li></ul>
  31. 31. Reduction of Power <ul><li>How has Congress tried to reduce the power of the presidency? </li></ul>
  32. 32. US v Nixon <ul><li>What did the Supreme Court say about Executive privilege? </li></ul><ul><li>What did this case establish? </li></ul>
  33. 33. Independent Regulatory Commissions <ul><li>What are the characteristics of these? </li></ul><ul><li>quasi legislative and quasi judicial </li></ul>
  34. 34. Gore’s Attempt to Reform <ul><li>He was able to reduce the size a bit...but not as successful as one would like </li></ul>
  35. 35. Federal Reserve Board <ul><li>What is this? </li></ul><ul><li>Why has it grown in importance? </li></ul>
  36. 36. Pendleton Act <ul><li>What was this? What did it do away with? </li></ul>
  37. 37. Iron Triangles <ul><li>Agency, Congressional Committee, Interest Group </li></ul>