Chapter 9 Assessment 1.The president can appoint ambassadors and federal judges. The constitution stated that the president needed Senate approval. 2.Inherent powers are those claimed by the president that are not clearly expressed in the Constitution. 3.The president's cabinet merely implements the laws. 4.The role of the Cabinet is to lead the major agencies of the executive branch. They are appointed by the President and approved by the Senate. 5.The president has sole power to negotiate and sign treaties. As part of the constitutional system of checks and balances, however, two-thirds of the Senate must approve all treaties before they can go into effect. 6.Shadow wars are fought in secret by special operations troops, hired private contractors, and armed drones- remote-controlled, pilotless aircraft firing missiles. 7.The purpose of the Council of Economic Advisors is to study the economy and advise the president on domestic and international economic policies.