Executive Branch Basics
Regulatory Agencies
Electing the President
Executive Checks and Balances
Roles of the President

100

What is the main function of the executive branch?
Enforce or implement laws

100

“Agency that enforces environmental laws”
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

100

“The constitution system that directly elects the president and vice president every 4 years”
The Electoral College

100

What word describes when the president rejects a bill from becoming law?
Veto

100

“Role describing the President’s power over the military”
Commander-in-Chief

200

“Persons appointed by president to lead executive departments & be official advisers"
Cabinet

200

“Agency that enforces food and drug safety laws”
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

200

“True or False? If a candidate wins a majority of the popular vote, he/she becomes president of the United States”
False

200

“This chamber must confirm all presidential appointments and treaties”
US Senate

200

“Role describing president as enforcer of all laws”
Chief Executive

300

What is the name of a state’s leader of the executive branch?
Governor

300

“Agency that enforces TV stations, radio stations, and other types of media”
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

300

“A presidential candidate needs a majority of this type of vote to become president”
Electoral Votes

300

“The president needs approval from this institution in order to declare war”
Congress

300

“Role that describes the president as leader of their political party”
Chief of Political Party

400

What title is given to the executive of a county in Maryland?
County Executive

400

“Agency that enforces air safety laws”
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

400

“List 2 Constitutional requirements to become president”
- Natural born US Citizen - At least 35 years old - Resident of US for the last 14 years

400

“A presidential declaration that has the force of a law but does not require Congress’ approval”
Executive Order

400

“Role describing the president as leader of foreign relations”
Chief Diplomat

500

List 2 powers of the president that are listed in the US Constitution.
Many powers exist... - Commander-in-Chief of military - Enforce laws - Veto or sign laws - Appoint federal judges and officials

500

“Agency that enforce fair trade laws and protects consumer rights”
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

500

If no presidential candidate wins a majority of the electoral votes, what part of the government chooses the president?
The House of Representatives

500

“A foreign agreement negotiated by the President, but needs 3/4 of the US Senate to ratify before it takes effect”
Treaty

500

“Role describing president representing the country and performing ceremonial duties”
Chief of State