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Executive Branch

All executive power in the federal government is vested in the President of the United States, although power is often delegated to the Cabinet members and other officials. The President and Vice President are elected as 'running mates' for a maximum of two four-year terms by the Electoral College, for which each state, as well as the District of Columbia, is allocated a number of seats based on its representation (or ostensible representation, in the case of D.C.) in both houses of Congress.

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President's Seal - FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE1. The Executive branch consists of the President and delegates. The President is both the head of state and government, as well as the military commander-in-chief (only when called into actual military services), chief diplomat and chief of party. True or False?

2. The President, according to the Constitution, must "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." What gives him the authority?

3. The President presides over the judicial branch of the federal government, a vast organization numbering about 4 million people, including 1 million active-duty military personnel. True or False?

4. The President may sign legislation passed by Congress into law, or may veto it, preventing it from becoming law unless both houses of Congress vote to override the veto. What does it take to override a Presidential veto?

5. The President may, with the consent of two-thirds of the Senate, make treaties with foreign nations. True or False?

6. The President may be impeached by a majority in the House and removed from office by a two-thirds majority in the Senate. What is the reason a President can be impeached?

7. The President may not dissolve Congress or call special elections, but does have the power to pardon, or release, criminals convicted of offenses against the federal government (except in cases of impeachment), enact executive orders, and (with the consent of the Senate) appoint Supreme Court justices and federal judges. True or False?

8. The Vice President is the second-highest executive official of the government. As first in the United States presidential line of succession, the Vice President becomes President upon the death, resignation, or removal of the President, which has happened nine times in U.S. history. Since Walter Mondale, the Vice President has been seen as an unofficial adviser to the President. What is the constitutional duty of the Vice President?

9. The relationship between the President and the Congress reflects the time of the framing of the United States Constitution. Where did the relationship role between the President and Congress come from?

10. The day-to-day enforcement and administration of federal laws is in the hands of the various federal executive departments, created to deal with specific areas of national and international affairs. Who created the federal executive departments?




1. True

2. The Constitution of the United States

3. False. It is the executive branch.

4. Two-thirds of both houses of Congress vote to override the veto.

5. True

6. "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors."

7. True

8. Along with succeeding the president, their only other constitutional duty is to serve as President of the Senate and break any tie votes in the Senate.

9. It was the English monarchy and parliament role.

10. Congress

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