) The Congress is most influential in foreign policy.
2) Which demonstrates a way Congress balances the president’s power in foreign policy matters?
a) Congress acts as commander-in-chief to the army and navy.
b) Congress must vote at least two-thirds of all treaties the president creates with other nations.
c) Congress must create all treaties with other nations without the president’s approval.
d) Congress forbids the president to declare war.
3) Which of the following represents a foreign policy constitutional power of the president?
a) Power to fund the army and navy without the consent of Congress.
b) Giving consent to (the final approval to take office) appointments like the secretaries of defense and state.
c) Declaring war.
d) Negotiating treaties.
4) Which of the following represents a foreign policy constitutional power of Congress?
a) The Senate confirms ambassadors.
b) The Congress does not have any foreign powers in the Constitution.
c) The Congress negotiates treaties.
d) Congress has the constitutional authority of command over all U.S. armed forces.
5) The organization that serves the president by giving him advice on foreign and military affairs, and is made up of such individuals as the secretaries of defense and state is the
a) Foreign Aid Department.
b) Agency for International Development (AID).
c) National Economic Council (NEC).
d) National Security Council (NSC).
6) As a whole, the War Powers Act of 1973 primarily represents a limitation on the
a) president’s war powers.
b) use of the National Guard in a crisis.
c) Congress war powers.
d) use of the United nations offensive forces.
7) Under the Carter Doctrine, the United States asserted that because of its position as a vital U.S. interest, the U.S. would fight to maintain access to _____________.
a) nuclear material
d) The Persian Gulf
8) Perhaps, the best description of the opposite of isolationism is the Clinton policy of _________.
b) imposing tariffs
9) A nongovernmental organization (NGO) is an organization that has its roots within the American government.