Discussion 5 – Chapter 10 and Chapter 12hapter 10 and Chapter 12

Political Science 001
West Los Angeles College
Fall 2020
Discussion Number 5
Chapters 10 and 12
Points Total 30
Note to students This discussion is worth 30 points and is due no later than the given end date.  Do your own work.  All supporting data and information will come from the text books and Power Point lecture materials only.  You will not be able to find or use answers from internet sources.  Make sure you cite your work.  Each question or task will be given a point value.  Here is how I will evaluate your responses.
Minus point[s] for the following infractions [and others]

A wrong answer
Misspelling or grammar mistakes
Using the internet for answers and not using our wonderful text book[s] and Power Point lecture materials only
Non response to a question
Not citing your response
Posting a link or file. I will not consider it
I cannot decipher your answer
A messy and disorganized discussion page. Remember your discussion page represents you.  How do you want me or your peers to see and remember you?  Use numbers and bullets for a professional look.  You are in college not in high school we are not impressed with the amount you write. Get to the point and present facts and data to back up your answers.

 
Question 1 5 points
The Many Roles of the President
The Constitution speaks briefly about the duties and obligations of the president.  Based on this brief list of powers and on the precedents of history, the presidency has grown into a very complicated job that requires balancing at least five constitutional roles.
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Question 2 5 points
Functions of Congress
The bicameral structure of Congress was designed to enable the legislative body and its members to perform certain functions for the political system.  The functions include
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Question 3 6 points
Leadership in the House
The House leadership is made up of the Speaker, the majority and minority leaders, and the party whips.
Define the following key word
Speaker of the House  
List the 5 responsibilities of the Speaker of the House
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Question 4 4 points
Define the following key word
Executive Order  
Congress allows the president [as well as administrative agencies] to issue executive orders that have the force of law.  These executive orders can do the following.  Give three examples from the book
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Question 5 7 points
Define the following keywords

Reprieve  
Pardon 
Constituent  
Oversight  
Patronage  
Impeachment  
Filibuster