Study Guide for Executive Branch Test Essay

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Executive Branch Test Study Guide
Instructions: Use your unit notes to complete the study guide. Copies of the PowerPoints can be found on my website. The study guide is due the day of the test.

-Use Section 1 Notes “The President”
1. The President is the head of what branch of government?
2. What are the Constitutional requirements to be President?
3. What characteristics (gender, religion, etc.) have our President’s shared?
4. How long is the President’s term? How many terms can the President serve?
5. What is the name of the President’s airplane? What is the name of his retreat?
6. What Constitutional responsibilities does the Vice-President have?
7. Who becomes President if the President dies?
8. What powers are given to the President by the Constitution?
-Use Section 2 Notes “The President’s Job”
9. What are the 7 roles of the President? Explain each of these roles.
10. What is the difference between a pardon and amnesty?
11. Who declares war in the United States? Who sends troops into battle?
12. Why will the President appeal to the people for support of his legislative program?
-Use Section 3 Notes “Making Foreign Policy”
13. What is foreign policy?
14. What is the most basic goal of American foreign policy?
15. What are other goals of American foreign policy?
16. How does democracy and trade promote world peace?
17. How can war away from the United States impact our national security and economy?
18. What is a treaty?
19. What is an ambassador?
20. What is the purpose of foreign aid?
21. What are some punishing tools a President can put on trade?
-Use Section 4 Notes “Presidential Advisers”
22. Why did the Executive Office of the President become necessary?
23. What is the Cabinet? What does the Constitution say about the Cabinet?
24. What are the Constitutional responsibilities of the first lady?

* Make sure you are familiar with the 20th century Presidents we have talked about in class (FDR, Truman, JFK, Carter, Clinton, Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush)

Open Response
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