Chief Legislator: Definition, Duties & Examples


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What governmental system keeps each of the three branches from gaining too much power?

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1. What branch of the government does the President have some authority over as the Chief Legislator?

2. Where does the president get authority for the Chief Legislator role?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In the United States, the president has numerous roles, including that of Chief Legislator. This quiz and worksheet combination will test you on different aspects of the president's authority in this position.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • What actions the president may take as Chief Legislator
  • Where the president gets his authority
  • The system that ensures no branch of government becomes too powerful

Skills Practiced

This quiz will present you with an opportunity to practice your study skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the roles of the Chief Legislator
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant knowledge to properly identify an example of the president's use of his power as Chief Legislator
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the branch of government over which the president has some authority

Additional Learning

Learn more by reading the associated lesson, Chief Legislator: Definition, Duties & Examples. This lesson will detail the following objectives:

  • Seven roles in which a president must serve
  • What grants the president authority as Chief Legislator
  • The Chief Legislator's duties
  • Specific examples of presidents acting as Chief Legislators