Carney, student learning outcomes and study guide (7D)

 

powers of the executive branch in California and the U.S., cARNEY Chapter 7 (pages 87-92 + 103) AND GITELSON, CHAPTER 11

 

 

After completing this section of study with Carney, chapter 7, pages 87-92, 94

and Gitelson, chapter 11, the student will be able to:

 

 

A. Explain the similarities between the powers of the California governor and U.S. president with respect to executing the laws, appointing officials, granting clemency, choosing to act or not act on bills received from the legislature, and proposing a budget and other legislation.

 

1.      To faithfully execute the laws is a power of the California governor only,

      the U.S. president only or both the California governor and the U.S. president?

      (Carney, p. 87 top; Gitelson, p. 292 center)

 

2.      To appoint officials (with the approval of the state Senate or the U.S. Senate) to the executive and judicial branches is a power of the California governor only,

      the U.S. president only or both the California governor and the U.S. president?

      (Carney, pp. 87 top, and p. 90 top; Gitelson, p. 292 end)

 

3.      To grant forms of clemency including pardons, reprieves, and commutations

      are powers of the California governor only, the U.S. president only or both

     the California governor and the U.S. president? (Carney, chapter 8, p. 103 center;

     Gitelson, p. 300 end)

 

4.      To allow a bill to become law by without a signature is a power of the California

       governor only, the U.S. president only or both the California governor and the

       U.S. president? (Carney, chapter 8, p. 103 end; Gitelson, p. 300 end)

 

5.      To allow a bill to become law by signing it is a power of the California governor only, the U.S. president only or both the California governor and the U.S. president?

      (Carney, chapter 8, p. 103 center; Gitelson, p. 300 end)

 

6.  To veto a bill by returning it to the legislature is a power of the California governor only, the U.S. president only or both the California governor and the U.S. president? (Carney, chapter 8, p. 103 center; Gitelson, p. 301 top)

 

7.  To propose an annual budget and to recommend bills to the legislature is a power of the California governor only, the U.S. president only or both the California governor and the U.S. president? (Carney, p. 87 top; Gitelson, p. 300 end

 

 

B. Explain the differences between the powers of the California governor and the U.S. president with respect to the item veto, the plural executive, the power to fill U.S. Senate vacancies, the consequences of leaving the state or the country and his or her choice of the person who might replace the chief executive.

    

1.   The item veto power to reduce or eliminate any item in an appropriation bill belongs to the California governor only, the U.S. president only or both

      the California governor and the U.S. president?  (Carney, pp. 87 center, 88 end and

      chapter 8, p. 103 end)

 

2.     The plural executive exists in the government of California only, the U.S. only or in both California and in the U.S.?  (Carney, p. 87 center)

 

3.     The power to fill U.S. Senate vacancies from California in the belongs to the California governor only, the U.S. president only or both the California governor and the U.S. president?  (Carney, p. 90 top)

 

4.     The power of a California governor who leaves the state is the same or different from the power of a President who leaves the country? (Carney, p. 90 top)

           

5.      Is the power of a California governor to choose a lieutenant governor the

      same or different from the power of a President to choose the vice president?

         (Carney, p. 91 top)

 

6.      The threat of a recall election affects to the California governor only, the U.S. president only or both the California governor and the U.S. president?

     (Carney, p. 94 end)

 

7.   The power to affect United States foreign policy belongs primarily to the California governor only, the U.S. president only or both  the California governor and the U.S. president? (Gitelson, p. 294 center)