War and the Constitution Questions
AP Gov Period 11
1. Foreign policy authority was to be distributed between the office of the president
(the executive branch), and the legislative branch.
In order to protect the country from the power of one man, they g
A professional politician makes a better lawmaker.
Professional politicians have more experience with legislative duties making them more
efficient at carrying out their duties.
This is, however, an unfair and unrealistic comparison, a
The military commissions established by Bush did not make use of either provisions and
so were unconstitutional.
Congresss response was to give the power to establish the same commissions with the
Military Commissions Act of 2006.
However, Congress reject
This MSNBC political show clearly displayed a critical opinion of the Republican Party.
Newt Gingrich was called unelectable as President, and it was suggested that if Gingrich
becomes the Republican nominee, he will be soundly defeated along with many ot
Fox News- Bill OReilly: Fox News also covered the topic of Newt Gingrichs rise in
the polls and showed that Gingrich was now leading in the polls in Florida.
OReilly, unlike Maddow, focused on some of Gingrichs positive attributes, such as his
In fact, Locke stated that the test of whether prerogative was rightfully invoked was
whether it tended to the good or hurt of the people.
After 9/11, it became abundantly clear that terrorists were determined to strike at the
U.S., and had the resources
Lincoln justified the Emancipation Proclamation because he, as commander-in-chief
could act on military grounds without Congressional approval in order to defend the
Freeing the slaves in states of rebellion would cause the North to gain a signifi
FDR justified this deal by claiming that it would help increase American activities in the
world and it would enhance alliances with democracies.
Executive deal ended U.S. neutrality and made the U.S. support European democracies.
Roosevelt believed that
By labeling suspected terrorists as unlawful "enemy combatants, the government can
deny due process of law to the suspected terrorists and detain them indefinitely.
The shortcomings of using military commissions to try suspected terrorists are that
The emergency prerogative concept states that the Executive can (during an emergency)
ignore the strict meaning of the law in order to protect the people of the nation.
Because the legislative branch, which has its power distributed to many people, might