The Executive Branch
Electoral College and Inauguration
Changes to the Presidency
Roles and Powes
Becoming President
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How does the Executive Branch compare to the other Branches in terms of size?
It is the largest.
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How many electoral votes total in the Electoral College?
538
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What is the President's salary?
$400,000
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When the President throws out the first pitch at a Baseball game, he is filling what role of the president?
Head of state
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How old do you have to be to become President?
35
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Who is the head of the Executive Branch?
The President; POTUS; Barack Obama
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How many electoral votes are required to win the Electoral College?
270
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What is the annual address modern Presidents give before Congress?
The State of the Union
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What are the three informal sources of Presidential power?
Immediate needs of the Nation, Personal Exercise of Power, Mandate of the People.
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Historically, Presidents have tended to be white, male, and _________?
Protestant (Christian).
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Who makes up the President's Cabinent?
The 15 Secretaries that head each of the Executive Departments.
300
The total number of electoral votes is obtained by adding what?
The number of members of the House, the number of members of the Senate, and 3 for DC.
300
Which amendment deals with succession?
25th
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What is a mandate?
Having the expressed will of the public.
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To be President, one must be 35 and what else?
A Natural Born Citizen, 14 yrs a resident of the U.S.
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What is the job of the Department of the Interior?
To help protect public lands.
400
When voting in a Presidential election, votes don't go to a candidate but rather to:
Electors; determine how a states electors should vote.
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After FDR was elected to his fourth term, what amendment was passed to ensure no future president followed in his footsteps?
22nd
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What are the sources of limitation on Presidential power?
Congress, Courts, Bureaucracy, Public Opinion
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Who was our only single President?
James Buchannan - the 15th President
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Who presides over the Senate?
The Vice President
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The electoral college is what kind of system?
Winner take all
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If the President, vice president, and Speaker of the House all resigned, who would become President?
President pro tempore of the Senate
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What are the seven roles of the President?
Commander in Chief, Chief Legislator, Party Leader, Chief Executive, Economic Planner, Chief Diplomat, Head of State
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What are the informal requirements to become president that we discussed?
Previous government experience, Money, political beliefs that are not radical, and personal characteristics (male, white, christian).
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