Ch 7: Presidential Elections & Powers: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Presidential Elections and Powers chapter of this Intro to Political Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to master presidential elections and powers. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of presidential elections and powers.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help understanding introductory political science material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding how a presidential candidate is nominated and the various responsibilities associated with the office.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about presidential elections and powers.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra political science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Presidential Elections and Powers chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Presidential Elections and Powers chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What roles does the executive leader play in a presidential system of government?
  • How do primary and general elections differ from each other?
  • What is the U.S. Electoral College, and how does it work?
  • How are campaign finances sourced and regulated?
  • In what ways do candidates, issues and party affiliations influence voters?
  • How do presidents make decisions and staffing appointments?
  • What are some primary presidential powers, as well as their checks?
  • How do cabinets and prime ministers execute their powers?

12 Lessons in Chapter 7: Presidential Elections & Powers: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Presidential System of Government: Roles of the President

1. Presidential System of Government: Roles of the President

The following lesson discusses the seven roles that the President of the United States has. A short quiz will follow the lesson to check for your understanding.

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

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

The nomination process for United States president contains several different steps. This lesson outlines the modern nomination process for the offices of president and vice president and evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the process.

Primary Election Versus General Election: Definition & Differences

3. Primary Election Versus General Election: Definition & Differences

In the United States, we use two different types of presidential elections. Both primary and general elections are used to determine a winning candidate. This lesson explains primary and general elections, including the differences between the two.

The Electoral College: Definition & Process

4. The Electoral College: Definition & Process

In the U.S., our presidential elections are decided using the Electoral College. The system is meant to balance election power between the federal and state governments. This lesson explains what the Electoral College is and how it works.

Campaign Finance: Sources, Regulations & Reform

5. Campaign Finance: Sources, Regulations & Reform

Modern presidential campaigns often last up to two years and involve extensive media operations. This means a successful campaign will be expensive. This lesson discusses campaign finance, including sources, regulations, and reform efforts.

Factors that Influence Voters During Presidential Elections

6. Factors that Influence Voters During Presidential Elections

Many factors influence voters during presidential elections. The voter's background, party identification and view of the government's past performance are some of the important influences. This lesson examines influences on voter behavior.

The Evolution of the Contemporary Presidential Election

7. The Evolution of the Contemporary Presidential Election

Presidential elections have changed a great deal over time. These days, elections are well-publicized and hard-fought. This lesson takes a look at contemporary presidential elections and campaigns.

Staffing the Executive Office: Presidential Appointees & the Appointing Process

8. Staffing the Executive Office: Presidential Appointees & the Appointing Process

The United States president appoints, or selects, people to serve in many different positions in the federal government. This lesson identifies the various positions appointed by the president and explains the appointment process.

Presidential Decision Making: How National & Partisan Constituencies Shape Decisions

9. Presidential Decision Making: How National & Partisan Constituencies Shape Decisions

The United States President must make many important decisions on behalf of the nation. This lesson explores presidential decision making, including the role that the national constituency and partisan constituencies play.

Presidential Powers: Major Types & Examples

10. Presidential Powers: Major Types & Examples

Our United States Constitution established three branches of government, including an executive branch headed by the U.S. president. This lesson discusses the powers and roles of the president.

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

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

The following lesson will cover one of the president's most important powers: the presidential veto. There will be a short quiz to check your understanding following the lesson.

What is a Faithless Elector? - Definition & History

12. What is a Faithless Elector? - Definition & History

In this lesson you will learn what a faithless elector is and what impact they have on presidential elections. Learn the history of faithless electors from elections starting in 1832, to the recent 2016 election.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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