Presidential Executive Order: Definition & Example


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The power of executive order comes from:

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1. Executive orders may involve ceremonial announcements. These are called:

2. Executive orders may involve issues of national security. These are called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Presidential executive orders carry the power of law, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the types and examples of executive orders.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Ceremonial announcements
  • Presidential executive orders
  • Types of executive orders
  • Congressional oversight

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on executive orders
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the proclamation and Presidential Decision Directives
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding national security
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Supreme Court

Additional Learning

Executive orders are laws made by the president. Congress and the Supreme Court, however, can overturn these laws. Get more information about the interplay of these different branches of government by reading the lesson called Presidential Executive Order: Definition & Example. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition of executive order
  • Understand how executive orders are used
  • Differentiate types of executive orders
  • Learn more about the Federal Register