Exam Two


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Unformatted text preview: Exam Two PSC 2302 AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROFESSOR BROGDON FALL 2010 1. The executive branch is established by which article of the Constitution? A. Article I B. Article II C. Article III D. Article IV 2. Those who would argue that Article II contains a general grant of executive power to the president, subject only to such exceptions and qualification as are contained in the Constitution, would cite which of the following as evidence? A. The 14 th Amendment B. The Rule of Four C. Differences in the vesting clauses of Articles I and II D. All of the above 3. The removal power is most commonly used to refer to A. Removal of executive officers by the president B. Removal of federal judges from office by the president C. Removal of the House and Senate members from office by their colleagues 4. In 1789, James Madison argued in the House of Representatives that A. Congress could vest the removal of judges in whomever it pleased B. The Constitution itself vested the power to remove heads of executive departments in the president. C. The Constitution required the president to obtain the consent of the Senate before removal of an executive department D. House members could only be removed from office for criminal offenses. 5. In support of his position in the removal debate, Madison argued A. That the Vesting Clause of Article II was a general grant of power, the Exam Two Senates involvement in appointments is merely an exception to that general grant. B. That Article II contains an express enumeration of the presidents powers C. That the executive possesses all those powers formerly exercised by the King of England. 6. Applying Madisons rationale respecting the removal power to the veto power, would he approve or disapprove of the line-item veto? A. Approve B. Disapprove 7. In Ex Parte Milligan , the Court overturned Milligans conviction because A. The president cannot detain citizens without Congressional authorization B. The presidents authority in domestic affairs is far more restricted than his discretion in foreign affairs. C. Milligans conviction and sentencing before a military tribunal was not an exercise of executive discretion, but an illegitimate exercise of judicial power by the executive. 8. Which of the following statements best reflects the argument of the majority in Youngstown v. Sawyer ?...
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course PSC 2302 taught by Professor Dr.riley during the Fall '08 term at Baylor.

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