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Ch 55: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: U.S. Executive Branch

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The lessons in this chapter on the executive branch of the U.S. government can refresh your knowledge of the executive branch of the government. This chapter reviews the presidential system of government in preparation for taking the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: U.S. Executive Branch - Chapter Summary

This chapter can help you revamp your knowledge of the executive branch, including the unique role of the electoral process - from party primaries to the general election - to prepare you for the Praxis Middle School Social Studies test. The concise video lessons provide the essential knowledge you need of presidential nominations, factors that shape voting outcomes, and much more. At the conclusion of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Recite the presidential system of government
  • Describe the process of nominating a presidential candidate
  • Compare the difference between the primary and general election
  • Explain how the electoral college works
  • List the factors that influence voters during presidential elections
  • Identify the major types of presidential powers

The quizzes accompanying the lessons help you to retain the information presented about the executive branch. All the video lessons include a transcript for a text-based learning option. Our subject experts are available to help should you need any assistance as you study.

6 Lessons in Chapter 55: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: U.S. Executive Branch
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Presidential System of Government: Roles of the President

1. Presidential System of Government: Roles of the President

The United States operates under the presidential system of government. This lesson explores this system of government and unpacks the seven main roles that the president fulfills during his or her term.

Nominating a Presidential Candidate: The Process & Its Strengths & Weaknesses

2. Nominating a Presidential Candidate: The Process & Its Strengths & Weaknesses

When nominating a presidential candidate in the United States, there are several different steps to the process. Learn more about what is involved when nominating a presidential candidate, including the three major steps and the strengths and the weaknesses of the nomination process.

Primary Election Versus General Election: Definition & Differences

3. Primary Election Versus General Election: Definition & Differences

In America, there are two different types of presidential elections: primary election and general election. Learn more about these two, including their differences and the four main types of primary elections.

The Electoral College: Definition & Process

4. The Electoral College: Definition & Process

The Electoral College is a system that uses votes to elect the United States president as a balance of election power between the federal and state governments. Explore the definition and process of the Electoral College and learn about electors, votes, and problems with this system.

Factors that Influence Voters During Presidential Elections

5. Factors that Influence Voters During Presidential Elections

There are three main factors voters consider during presidential elections. Examine voter behavior and the factors that influence their behavior, such as their background, party identification, incumbent performance, and the current political issues.

Presidential Powers: Major Types & Examples

6. Presidential Powers: Major Types & Examples

As leader of the executive branch of the U.S. government, the president holds many powers that are unique to the presidency. Learn more about the different presidential powers, such as treaty power, appointment power, legislative powers, pardon powers, and inherent powers.

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