American Government CLEP Prep Practice Exam

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Who has the power to declare a state of emergency in the United States?

President.

The President has the power to declare a state of emergency in the United States. This decision allows the President to quickly respond to a crisis or disaster, such as a natural disaster or a terrorist attack, and implement federal support and resources to affected areas. The Supreme Court does not have the power to declare a state of emergency, as their role is to interpret the law and determine its constitutionality. Congress can pass legislation to respond to a crisis, but they do not have the power to declare a state of emergency. State governors may declare a state of emergency within their respective states, but this does not apply to the entire country. Overall, the President is the only entity with the authority to declare a state of emergency at the national level.

Supreme Court.

Congress.

State governors.