AP Government Jeopardy – Presidency and Bureaucracy

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AP Government Jeopardy Presidency and Bureaucracy. Final Jeopardy! Question The Presidency & Bureaucracy. Article II. Hail to the Chief 100. Four years. Hail to the Chief 200. 22 nd Amendment (1951) . Hail to the Chief 300. Pardon. Hail to the Chief 400. Executive privilege. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Article that creates the executive branch, headed by the president, and defines his/her powers and dutiesArticle IIHail to the Chief 100Made with another head of state; does not require approval from the Senate, and may not be binding on future presidentsExecutive agreementPrez Powers 100ImpoundmentRefusal of the President to spend money appropriated by Congress; since 1974, he/she may only do so if approved by Congress (otherwise he/she must spend all money appropriated)Policy & the Exec100One vote per stateIf no candidate has a majority in the Electoral College, the President is chosen by the House from the top three candidates. How are votes allotted?Hes Not Alone 100Line item vetoThe president can reject a part of a bill while approving the restDeclared unconstitutional by the Supreme CourtMis-cell-any100Length of a presidents termFour yearsHail to the Chief 200The president directing an agency to carry out policies (or existing laws); may be done to bypass CongressExecutive orderPrez Powers 2009Presidential power to conduct military operations or call out the national guard or military to preserve domestic orderCommander-in-chiefPrez Powers 300Civil Service SystemEnsures that federal workers are hired and promoted based on merit, not politics; administered by the Office of Personnel Management (an independent agency)Or the Bureau 200War Powers ActPresidents are limited in their ability to fight undeclared wars, and must obtain a resolution from Congress for continuing combat overseasPolicy & the Exec200BureaucracyAll departments, agencies, and offices of the executive branch (2.8 million employees); responsible for carrying out the day-to-day tasks of the U.S. governmentHes Not Alone 200Iron triangleAlliances between staffs of interest groups, congressional committees, and executive agencies due to a common goal; allows interest groups to exert powerful influence on public policyMis-cell-any 200Limited presidents to two terms (a maximum of 10 years)22nd Amendment (1951) Hail to the Chief 300Administers Medicare/Medicaid, manages public health programs, enforces food and drug laws; gets the largest part of the budget pieDepartment of Health & Human Services (1953)Look in the Cabinet 400Works to prevent terrorist attacks, manages disaster response programs, and enforces border security; includes Coast Guard, FEMADepartment of Homeland Security (2002)Look in the Cabinet 500Independent AgenciesAgencies outside the department structure that generally report directly to the PresidentEx: CIA, NASA, EPA, Social Security AdministrationOr the Bureau 300U.S. v. Nixon (1974)Supreme Court ruled that executive privilege did not extend to judicial demands for evidence in a criminal trialPolicy & the Exec300CabinetAdvisory body consisting primarily of department heads, though the President can choose other key advisors and officials; no official powersHes Not Alone 300Executive checks on the Judicial BranchNominating federal judges, granting pardons, reprieves and amnesty, choosing whether to enforce court decisionsMis-cell-any 300PardonPower to release those convicted of federal crimes; though normally done after conviction, President Ford granted a blanket one for Nixon before he was chargedHail to the Chief 400Independent Regulatory CommissionsIndependent agencies of the executive branch not under presidential control; perform a regulatory mission Or the Bureau 400Twenty-Fifth Amendment (1967)Clarified presidential succession and provided procedures for eventuality that president is not dead but is unable to perform his/her dutiesPolicy & the Exec400National Security CouncilPrinciple forum for creating and coordinating national security policy; includes President, VP, Sec of Defense, national security advisor, chair of Joint Chiefs, Director of National IntelligenceHes Not Alone 400Executive checks on the Legislative BranchVeto powers, deciding how (and whether) to enforce lawsMis-cell-any 400Right of the president to withhold private communications from Congress or to refuse to testifyExecutive privilegeHail to the Chief 500Government CorporationsIndependent business-like agencies created by Congress; charge for services and make moneyEx: Amtrak, USPS, TVAOr the Bureau 500Hatch ActProhibits federal employees from engaging in partisan political activities while on duty; also prohibited from running for federal office or seeking funding even while off dutyPolicy & the Exec500Office of Management and BudgetAssists the President in the creation of his budget proposalsHes Not Alone 500Pocket vetoRefusing to sign a bill into law, allowing it to die if Congress adjourns within ten daysMis-cell-any 500Grounds = treason, bribery, or high crimes and misdemeanors (left intentionally vague, so it is left to Congress to interpret)Process = House brings charges (simple majority vote) and Senate tries (2/3 majority needed for removal)FINAL JEOPARDY


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