What is a Presidential Veto? - Definition, Override & Examples

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Currently there are how many ways a president can veto a bill proposal from Congress?

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1. Congress can override a veto with a roll-call of how many votes in both houses of Congress?

2. A bill automatically becomes a law if a president does not sign it within how many days when Congress is still in session?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on presidential vetoes. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the ways a president can veto a bill.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Veto override
  • Number of days a president can consider a bill
  • Different types of presidential veto power

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on presidential vetoes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the majority needed in Congress to override a veto
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the purpose of overriding a veto

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson What is a Presidential Veto? - Definition, Override & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the process of a presidential veto
  • Identify the different veto options available to a president
  • Recognize how Congress can override a presidential veto
  • Understand how the veto and veto override have been used in U.S. history
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