Presidential Powers: Major Types & Examples

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The President of the U.S. is attending a G 20 summit. On the margins of the summit, he has negotiated a legally binding agreement with the Chinese President. This is an example of which of the following?

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1. The President of the U.S. is currently thinking of who he should nominate to be the next Supreme Court justice, as there is an empty spot. This is an example of which of the following?

2. Which of the following defines the veto power of the U.S. president?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The president isn't entirely powerless though. They are granted a few types of powers, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the different presidential powers and how they are used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Agreements with other countries
  • Selecting people for important governmental roles
  • Bills passed by Congress
  • Powers not directly stated by the Constitution
  • Nixon's invocation of presidential powers during Watergate

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on presidential powers
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Congress and the Constitution
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding President Nixon

Additional Learning

The president has both specific and inferred powers. Learn more about each by reading the lesson called Presidential Powers: Major Types & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the president's powers
  • Understand the limitations of the president's powers
  • Explore each type of specific and inherent powers
  • Identify historical examples of each presidential power
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