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CH S 260 What is the biggest problem with the Electoral College?

Article II

1) What is the biggest problem with the Electoral College?

The biggest problem with the Electoral College is lack of democracy. It has been noticed that the Electoral College has been violating the democratic policy of “one person, one vote”. They have relied on the party loyalists to determine the president rather than the people. This party electors end up electing a person whom the people were not even agreeing with.

2) What does Article II focus on almost exclusively?

The President shall be removed from office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High crimes and Misdemeanors.

3) How often must the President give information to the Congress on the State of the Union?

The president has to give information to the congress from time to time.

4) Why does Congressman John Lewis believe your vote does not count in presidential elections?

Ones’ vote does not count in the presidential election because the president is not elected directly by the people but rather with the member of the Electoral College called electors.

5) Under what circumstances could a person have been elected or served as President of the United States and not been a natural born citizen of the United States?

In case the person has attained the age of 35 years old and has been a resident of USA for fourteen years.

6) Can a President be sued while serving Office? If so, for what?

Yes, he can be sued especially for those actions he neglected or mistakes he did on a private basis. However, the suit may be postponed until he vacates the office, then he can face the law.

7) What did Alexander Hamilton think with regard to “term of office,” for the President of the United States? He thought it should be for life in case the president shows good behavior and can only be removed due to corruption, or abuse of office.

What did George Washington believe? He believed that a president had to serve a limited number of years and pave way for others. That he served two terms only.

How many terms can a president serve in office? A president serves only two terms in the office, four years each.

Which President served the most terms? Franklin D. Roosevelt who served four terms.

8) In 1973, Congress passed the War Powers Resolution. What is its significance?

It was passed to give the president the power to send troops to war without the consent of the congress so that to ensure quick response to war outbreak.

9) Define: Advice and Consent as it relates to the U.S. Senate and the President.

It is the power of the U.S. Senate to be consulted on and approve the treaties that have been signed or any appointments that have been made by the president.

10) Define: Impeachment

A formal accusation of the wrongdoing against a public official usually done by the legislation.

11) Define: President’s Cabinet

A body of the principal officers appointed for various departments of the executive branch of the federal government who work along with the president to fulfill the functions and the purpose of the executive arm of the government.

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