Ch. 5 Take Home Quiz
1. The seven key principles the farmers based the office of the presidency are: single presidency, a voting system such as electoral college was developed, fixed term of office, president was eligible for more than one term of office, president could be removed from office through process of impeachment, president was given the veto power, and presidents were allowed to act on their own. 2. The four options the president has when a bill reaches his desk are: signing the bill making it a law, president can ignore it, allowing the bill to become law without signing it in ten days, president can pocket veto, and last he can veto the bill. 3. Signing statements are statements issued from the president when signing a bill. He attaches comments that attempt to define how bill is interpreted. Obama has used signing statements for registering his legislative intent. When congress issued restrictions on funding for the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, for example Obama issued a signing statements saying that this would interfere with his foreign relations therefore he will not allow this to affect his ability to engage in foreign diplomacy or negotiations. 4. George Washington decided not to ask the Senate for advice because the first time he did this, he had a bad experience because of the unnecessary questions form the Senate. Senate’s power of rejecting presidential treaties has declined because presidents have turned to less formal means for conducting foreign affairs such as executive agreements. 5. According to Berman, president Obama behaved calm under pressure, good judgment, and decisiveness. Obama was exercising Commander in Chief. The choice to send in the Navy Seals was a “risky one” because if this plan would’ve failed Obama would’ve faced severe criticism; since he could’ve stuck with an original plan of bombing the area that insured Osama bin Laden’s death. 6. President Obama has been called “father in...
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