Executive Agreement: Definition & Examples

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Executive agreements authorized by the president's power are ________ upon subsequent presidents.

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1. The power to enter into executive agreements is derived from what source?

2. The U.S. Supreme Court case of U.S. v. Belmont clarified that executive agreements have the same weight as what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Executive agreements are one tool that the executive branch of the United States government can use to build relationships with foreign governments. This interactive quiz will test how well you know this type of agreement with questions on the characteristics and functions of these agreements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be test on:

  • The characteristics of executive agreements
  • Source of the executive branch's power to enter into these agreements
  • Some history of the development of these agreements
  • Examples of these agreements

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on executive agreements
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding executive agreements and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Supreme Court case, U.S. v. Belmont

Additional Learning

To learn more about executive agreements, review the accompanying lesson called Executive Agreement: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define executive agreements
  • Differentiate between executive agreements and treaties
  • Detail what these agreements entail
  • Understand certain examples of executive agreements
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