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