Roles & Powers
State and Local
Foreign and Fiscal Policy
Departments and Agencies
Blast from the Past
100
Why do Presidents issue executive orders?
To create a law without Congress' approval
100
Who is the executive branch on the local level?
County Executive
100
How does providing foreign aid help the U.S.' foreign policy?
Encourages allies and better relationship with other countries
100
What is the purpose of FEMA?
To provide emergency relief in times of crisis
100
What type of economy allows the government to control all means of production?
Command
200
What is the purpose of an executive order demanding that people with disabilities have the opportunity to live in a community setting?
Equality
200
What is the term for the legislative branch on the state level?
Maryland General Assembly
200
List 3 economic goals of the US government
Secure global economy, stable US economy, free trade
200
What is the job of the Food and Drug Administration?
To ensure the safety of food, medication and cosmetics in the United States
200
If the President vetoes a bill passed by Congress, what principle of government is this?
Checks and balances
300
What presidential power would the president use during emergencies like 9/11?
Crisis Manager
300
What are the powers of the Governor for the state of Maryland?
create the budget, appoint cabinets and agencies
300
If GDP increases and unemployment decreases will the government raise or lower taxes?
Raise taxes
300
Why did the government create the health code?
To ensure the safety of the general public
300
Why is the Constitution considered a living document?
Because it can be changed
400
What presidential role allows the president to represent the entire country?
Chief of State
400
Who is the legislative branch on the local level?
County Council
400
What foreign policy tool allows the US to ban all trade with a foreign country b/c of reports that they violate human rights?
Economic Sanction
400
What is the job of the Federal Trade Commission?
To regulate businesses to ensure that they create safe products
400
What is the term for when voting districts are illegally drawn to give one political party the advantage?
Gerrymandering
500
Recently Obama suggested a change to the nation's gun laws. What presidential role allows him to do this?
Chief Legislator
500
During a state of emergency at the University of Maryland, it was necessary to call in the National Guard to break up a riot. What level of the executive branch has the authority to do this? (A) President (B) Governor (C) Mayor
Governor
500
What is an economic sanction?
A foreign policy tool that allows a country to ban all trade with a foreign country.
500
If a company wanted to build on a wetland, what would the agency have to do?
Get the approval of the EPA, give an environmental impact report
500
What important historical document was the first attempt at limited government? (HINT: Not a U.S. Document)
Magna Carta
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