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In the role of symbolic figurehead representing the United States internationally, the president acts as the

Chief of states

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Necessary qualifications to become president

At least 35 years old, natural born citizen, resident of the United States for 14 years

3

In the electoral college that chooses the president, each state gets one vote for every

Member it has in congress

4

If a president dies, the Vice President

Becomes president

5

What happens if a president becomes disabled?

The Vice President takes over until the president recovers

6

Which if the following best describes a natural born American citizen?

Citizen at birth

7

Which of the following may a president do without congressional action?

Declare state of emergency, executive agreement, executive order, respond to attacks

8

Which of the following is a conflict that the United States entered after a congressional declaration of war?

Anything after WWII

9

In pardoning Former President Richard Nixon, president ford exercised which type of presidential power?

Clemency

10

The power of the president has

Increased significantly

11

Which of the following is one of th executive powers of the president?

Appointing an ambassador

12

An executive branch employee who serves "at the pleasure of the president" may be dismissed by the president

You get fired at anytime

13

A president who wants to establish rules and regulations for the operation of a federal agency may do so by taking what action?

Executive order

14

What can a president do to bypass the senate approval that is required for a treaty?

Executive agreement

15

Which of the following is one of the presidents judicial powers?

Reprieve, pardon, commutation

16

The presidential veto is

A check on legislation

17

What is the title of a cabinet department head?

Secretary

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Under the constitution, ______ Power is vested in the president

Executive

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The 25th amendment set guidelines for ____________ to the presidency

Succession

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The presidents main power over congress is the

Veto

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A president who _____________ a persons prison sentence makes the sentence shorter

Commutated

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The head of the 15 executive departments are members of the presidents

Cabinet

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Right of a president to refuse to release information to congress or court

Executive privilege

24

Person who manages the White House Office

Chief of staff

25

Postponement of a criminal sentence, or shortening of its length

Reprieve

26

Those who work in the executive branch on behalf of a specific president

Administration

27

Arrangement with a foreign government that does not need Senate approval

Executive agreement

28

General pardon granted to a group of people

Amnesty

29

Law saying who would take over if both a president and Vice President died

Presidential Succession Act

30

Power to formally recognize the legitimacy of a foreign government

Recognition

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Attorney General

#7; Loretta Lynch

32

President

#0; Barack Obama

33

President pro tempore

#3; Orrin Hatch

34

Secretary of Defense

#6; Ash Carter

35

Secretary of State

#4; John Kerry

36

Secretary of Treasury

#5; Jack Lew

37

Speaker of the House

#2; Paul Ryan

38

Vice President

#1; Joe Biden

39

California

55

40

Florida

29

41

Illinois

20

42

Texas

38

43

New York

29

44

Pennsylvania

20

45

Michigan

16

46

Ohio

18

47

Virginia

13

48

North Carolina

15

49

Wisconsin

10

50

Colorado

9

51

Total Electoral Votes

538

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Electoral votes needed to win

270