How did Lincoln defend his decision to order a blockade of southern ports without the
approval of Congress?
a. He stated that he had received approval from the Supreme Court for the action.
b. He claimed that the Constitution was not clear about his powers and therefore he
could take action and do what he thought best in any situation.
c. He used his power of veto to go around Congress on the issue.
d. He claimed that the inherent powers of his office allowed him to circumvent the
Constitution in a time of war or national crisis.
e. He claimed the Twenty-Fifth Amendment gave him that decision-making power.
How does C-SPAN promote democratic exchange?
a. It provides Americans with a fast-paced, first-hand view of how government works.
b. C-SPAN's coverage makes members of Congress even more accountable to citizens.
c. Voters can call in and voice their opinions directly on the House floor.
d. Prior to C-SPAN, all congressional votes were secret.
e. C-SPAN fact-checks the other television news networks as a public service.