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Checks And Balances.

What is the “watch-dog” role of the media?
a) The press investigates and uncovers the behaviors of government
b) Each branch cane restrain the power of the others
c) The ability of the President to command media attention and influence public opinions
d)

What is the Bully Pulpit?
a) The ability of the President to veto legislation
b) The ability of the President to command media attention and influence public opinions
c) President's ablity to hold a session of Congress at any time
d)

What is Judicial Review?
a) Orders the president gives to override unconstitutional laws
b) Orders the president gives to members of the government to uphold or ignore existing lawsuits
c) The ability of the courts to decide if a law or policy is unconstitutional
d)

What are the formal powers of the president not including to propose treatise and receive ambassadors?
a) Sign or veto laws
b) nominate judges and officials
c) grant pardons
d) All of the above

What is an executive order?
a) Orders the president gives to members of the government to uphold or ignore existing lawsuits
b) The ability to declare a law unconstituional
c) Orders the president gives to override unconstitutional laws
d)

How can the Judicial branch check the power of the executive and legislative branches?
a) The president can veto laws. The vice president can break ties in the Senate
b) The courts can declare laws and executive orders to be unconstitutional
c) The House can impeach the president, the Senate can reject presidential appointments, and Congress can override vetos
d)

How can the legislative branch check the executive branch?
a) The president can veto laws. The vice president can break ties in the Senate
b) The courts can declare laws and executive orders to be unconstitutional
c) The House can impeach the president, the Senate can reject presidential appointments, and Congress can override vetos
d)

What is one major way that the executive branch can check the power of the legislative branch?
a) The president can veto laws. The vice president can break ties in the Senate
b) The courts can declare laws and executive orders to be unconstitutional
c) The House can impeach the president, the Senate can reject presidential appointments, and Congress can override vetos
d)

How long do Supreme Court Justices serve in office?
a) For life unless they retire or commit a crime
b) For two 4 year terms
c) Until dismissed by the President
d)

What are the requirements to be president?
a) 25 years old, citizen for 7 years, resident of the state you wish to represent.
b) 30 years old, citizen for 9 years, resident of state you wish to represent.
c) 35 years old, natural born citizen, U.S. resident for 14 years
d)

What are the requirements to be in the Senate?
a) 25 years old, citizen for 7 years, resident of the state you wish to represent.
b) 30 years old, citizen for 9 years, resident of state you wish to represent.
c) 35 years old, natural born citizen, U.S. resident for 14 years
d)

How are Supreme Court Justices chosen?
a) The Senate nominates and the President confirms
b) Each house of Congress must confirm with a 2/3 vote
c) The President nominates them and the Senate confirms
d)

What is one negative aspect of the system of checks and balances?
a) Creates more corruption
b) It makes government much more slow
c) Gives the people greater choice
d)

What are the requirements to be in the House of Representatives?
a) 25 years old, citizen for 7 years, resident of the state you wish to represent.
b) 30 years old, citizen for 9 years, resident of state you wish to represent.
c) 35 years old, natural born citizen, U.S. resident for 14 years
d)

What is the role of the Legislative branch?
a) Enforce and carry out laws
b) Intepret laws
c) Make laws
d)

What does it mean that we have a system of checks and balances?
a) Each branch of government can restrain the power of the other branches
b) The Judicial branch makes sure that the legislative branch can pass laws
c) The Democrats and Republicans must have the same number of people in Congress
d)

What are the 3 branches of government?
a) Premable, Article, Amendments
b) Legislative, Executive, Judicial
c) House of Representatives, Senate, President
d)

What is the role of the Executive branch?
a) Enforce and carry out laws
b) Interpret laws
c) Make laws
d)

What can Congress do to check an executive order?
a) Refuse to vote on the order
b) Impeach the president
c) Pass a law to override it or withhold funds
d)

What do we call the media when it acts in its role as a check against the other branches of government?
a) Freedom of speech and press
b) The 4th Estate
c) Seperation of powers
d)

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