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If the President does not agree with a law passed by Congress, the president may —
a) debate Congress
b) override the law
c) bring it to the Supreme Court
d) veto the law

The President can influence policymaking in all of the following ways EXCEPT —
a) signing or vetoing bills
b) dealing with foreign countries
c) controlling the military
d) preparing the budget

The President of the United States wants Congress to pass a new tax law. Which action would give the President the best opportunity to propose new laws?
a) Making the State of the Union Address
b) Signing a bill into law
c) Appointing judges to the Supreme Court
d) Acting as Commander-in-Chief

As the president, if you disagree with a bill, you should _______ it.
a) veto
b) sign
c) delegate
d) edit

President Barack Obama's presentation of the State of the Union Address is an example of how the president:
a) Approves or vetoes legislation
b) Proposes legislation to Congress
c) Appoints officials who carry out the law
d) Campaigns directly to the people

Which responsibility does the role of president NOT have?
a) Executing laws
b) Promoting an agenda for new laws
c) Meeting with foreign dignitaries
d) Declaring war

The President of the United States gets their powers from…
a) The U.S. Constitution
b) The Military
c) State Laws
d) International Laws

The United States is facing a major budget crisis. Congress has ended its yearly session. Who has the power to call Congress into a special session?
a) The President of the United States
b) The Chief Justice
c) The Vice President
d) The Speaker of the House

Who is in charge of the executive branch of national government?
a) President
b) Chief justice
c) Senators
d) Representatives

Which branch can declare acts of the President unconstitutional
a) Constitutional Branch
b) Legislative Branch
c) Judicial Branch
d) Executive Branch

If the President does not agree with a law passed by Congress, the president may —
a) override the law
b) bring it to the Supreme Court
c) debate Congress
d) veto the law

The president has nominated John Jay to be a Supreme Court Justice. What body must confirm the nomination?
a) Cabinet Department
b) State Legislatures
c) Supreme Court
d) United States Senate

In the years since the Constitution was ratified, the power of the President has —
a) increased
b) decreased
c) remained the same
d) diminished

Cabinet officials, ambassadors, and agency members work for which branch of government?
a) Executive
b) Legislative
c) Federal
d) Judicial

In 1935, five of President Roosevelt’s executive orders were overturned. Who had the power to do this?
a) The U.S. Senate
b) The Cabinet
c) The U.S. Supreme Court
d) A majority of the states

Which group primarily advises the president in decision making?
a) Cabinet
b) Ambassadors
c) Bureaucracy
d) Supreme Court

Which of the following is NOT a presidential power?
a) To create the federal budget
b) To appoint federal officials
c) To veto laws
d) To impeach federal judges

What is the main job of the executive branch?
a) Interpret the law
b) Execute the law
c) Make the law
d) Influence the law

What is the President’s annual speech to Congress in which he proposes new laws?
a) State of the Commonwealth Address
b) State of the Union Address
c) State of the State Address
d) Annual Press Conference

Which branch of government is responsible for making sure the laws are carried out?
a) Legislative
b) Judicial
c) Executive
d) State

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