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Support staff in the office of the president include
administrators.
 
The president’s role as chief executive is to
NOT appoint generals.
 
The purpose of the office of the president is to
help run the government.
 
Which task is part of the president’s role as commander in chief?
NOT granting pardons
 
What is a difference between the president’s formal and informal powers?
Formal powers are listed in the Constitution, while informal powers are not.
 
An enumerated power the president has is
nominating and appointing officials.
 
Which explains how mass media has changed the role of the presidency?
The president uses mass media to speak to people all over the world.
 
The office of the president is part of
the executive branch.
 
The president can quickly respond to economic, social, or political needs by
signing executive orders.
 
The Executive Office of the President is led by
the chief of staff.
 
Which combination would the president most likely use to convince Congress to pass an economic stimulus bill? formal and informal powers informal powers and executive orders formal powers and federal officials informal powers and mass media
A
 
Why does the executive office of the president include press and communications staff? The president uses mass media to speak to Congress. The president uses mass media to gain support for policies. The president uses mass media to issue executive orders. The president uses mass media to speak to other countries.
B
 
The president can quickly direct the agencies of the executive branch to respond to economic, social, or political needs by signing legislation. signing executive orders. using mass media. using appointed officials.
B
 
Which of these presidential powers comes from their role as chief executive? appointing generals negotiating treaties deploying troops signing bills
D
 
Which explains how mass media has changed the role of the presidency? The president uses mass media to speak to people all over the world. The president uses mass media to veto bills passed by Congress. The president uses mass media to communicate with Congress. The president uses mass media to generate support for executive orders.
A
 
Over time, the power of the presidency has expanded because presidents have always enjoyed great popularity and can do as they please. the office of the president is important and the nation needs stronger leadership. the Constitution intended for this to happen. Congress was happy to give up some of its responsibilities.
B
 
The president can quickly direct the agencies of the executive branch to respond to economic, social, or political needs by signing legislation. signing executive orders. using mass media. using appointed officials.
B
 
In addition to support staff, the executive office of the president includes US ambassadors. the vice president. cabinet advisers. economic advisers.
D
 
The office of the president is part of the State Department. the executive branch. the Department of Defense. the legislative branch.
B
 
Which of the following president is most responsible for expanding the power of the presidency through the use of executive orders? Herbert Hoover Andrew Jackson George H. W. Bush Bill Clinton
B
 
What is a difference between the president’s formal and informal powers? Formal powers are listed in the Constitution, while informal powers are not. Formal powers are created in the executive branch, while informal powers are not. Formal powers are created by Congress, while informal powers are not. Formal powers are changed over time, while informal powers cannot be changed.
A
 
A challenge that modern presidents face is leading their political party. issuing executive orders. recognizing foreign nations. granting pardons.
A
 
Which explains how mass media has changed the role of the presidency? The president uses mass media to speak to people all over the world. The president uses mass media to veto bills passed by Congress. The president uses mass media to communicate with Congress. The president uses mass media to generate support for executive orders.
A
 
An enumerated power the president is nominating and appointing officials. serving as leader of the Senate. directing the judicial branch. creating monuments and parks.
A
 
Support staff in the executive office of the president include administrators. cabinet members. reporters. party leaders
A
 
The purpose of the office of the president is to
help run the government.
 
Which of the following president is most responsible for expanding the power of the presidency through the use of executive orders?
Andrew Jackson
 
Which shows a president’s involvement in civic life?
throwing the first pitch at a baseball game
 
Which combination would the president most likely use to convince Congress to pass an economic stimulus bill?
formal and informal powers
 
Support staff in the executive office of the president include
administrators.
 
Which best explains how the structure of the executive office of the president helps fulfill Presidency’s office’s role?
The office has multiple levels of staff and advisers who help the president in many areas.
 
A challenge that modern presidents face is
leading their political party.
 
Which task is part of the president’s role as commander in chief?
deploying troops
 
Cabinet members report to the
president.
 
Which role of the presidency does this quote illustrate? chief legislator commander in chief chief party leader leading diplomat
A
 
How does this quote illustrate the need for the Reorganization Act of 1939? During the 1900s, the presidency became less powerful as the government grew. During the 1900s, the cabinet secretaries became more powerful. During the 1900s, it became impossible for the president to do his job without help. During the 1900s, the growth of government made the presidency less important
C
 
How did Franklin D. Roosevelt use his presidential power to institute the Reorganization Act of 1939? He ignored the wishes of Congress and reorganized the executive branch without approval. He used his influence as chief legislator to persuade Congress to pass the act. He threatened to use his power as commander in chief against Congress. He called a special election and put the act to a popular vote among Americans.
B
 
How does the Executive Office of the President (EOP) help the nation’s chief executive to perform his or her duties? Check all that apply. The EOP employs staff members who act as advisers and aides to the president. The EOP delivers the annual State of the Union address to Congress each year. The EOP combines different federal agencies under the supervision of a chief of staff. The EOP relieves the president of the duty of serving as commander in chief. The EOP reduces the president’s ability to appoint staff and advisers.
1 and 3
 
Why might people have objected to this plan based on the Constitution? Check all that apply. The plan took away power belonging to the Cabinet. The plan did not reorganize the branch. The plan increased the powers of the presidency The plan created less accountability to the Senate The plan eliminated presidential powers.
1,3, and 4
 
How does the Reorganization Act represent the growth of the informal powers of the president?Give your answer in the form of a short paragraph.
As the nation has grown, so have the powers of the president. As President Roosevelt said, more and more government departments were created, and it was the president’s job to oversee those departments. The Reorganization Act gave the president more power by providing him with a support staff and advisers to help him.
 
Which is the most accurate description of the office of the president? groups of advisers who help the chief of staff groups of advisers who help the president groups of advisers who oversee national security groups of advisers who oversee the economy
B
 
A challenge that modern presidents face is leading their political party. issuing executive orders. recognizing foreign nations. granting pardons.
A
 
Which best explains how the structure of the office of the president helps fulfill the office’s role? The office is led by the chief of staff, who serves as a key adviser to the president. The office has multiple levels of staff and advisers who help the president in many areas. The office is led by the vice president, who serves as a key adviser to the president. The office has a single level of staff and advisers who help the president in many areas.
B
 
Which task is part of the president’s role as commander in chief? appointing ambassadors deploying troops negotiating treaties granting pardons
B
 
Support staff in the office of the president include administrators. cabinet members. reporters. party leaders
A
 
The president’s role as chief executive is to appoint generals. negotiate treaties. deploy troops. sign bills.
D
 
The purpose of the office of the president is to help run the government. sign or veto pending legislation. nominate or appoint officials. advise the president on education.
A
 
Read the quote from President Theodore Roosevelt’s autobiography. My view was that every executive officer . . . was a steward of the people. . . . I declined to adopt the view that what was imperatively necessary for the nation could not be done by the president unless he could find some specific authorization to do so. What did President Roosevelt believe about the powers of the president? Presidents should act only if the Constitution specifically authorizes it. Presidents should follow the lead of Congress. Presidents are bound by the Constitution, not by the needs of the people. Presidential power can extend beyond the Constitution when it is best for the nation.
D
 
The office of the president is part of the State Department. the executive branch. the Department of Defense. the legislative branch.
B
 
In addition to support staff, the office of the president includes US ambassadors. the vice president. cabinet advisers. economic advisers.
D

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