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How Executive Orders Work

Executive orders are directives handed down from the president without input from the legislative or judiciary branches of government. They hold the same sway as federal and state law, but is this a good thing?


We Hold These Truths to Be Self-evident: The Declaration of Independence Quiz

 We Hold These Truths to Be Self-evident: The Declaration of Independence Quiz

Ratified in 1776, the Declaration of Independence created 13 sovereign states. Test your knowledge of the document with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Branches of U.S. Government Quiz

 The Branches of U.S. Government Quiz

How many branches of the U.S. government are there? If you think that question is easy, check out the other questions in this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

A Racist Regime: The Nazi Germany Quiz

 A Racist Regime: The Nazi Germany Quiz

Nazi Germany was a period in the mid-1900s darkened by fascist totalitarian rule. Test your knowledge of Nazi Germany with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Questions in the U.S. Health Care Cost Debate

 10 Questions in the U.S. Health Care Cost Debate

Why does health care cost so much? And, why isn't the population any healthier? Learn the biggest U.S. health care cost debates at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Second Amendment Quiz

 The Second Amendment Quiz

Take a shot at this Second Amendment quiz, and see if you can hit the bullseye at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The First Amendment Quiz

 The First Amendment Quiz

Can you master this First Amendment quiz like a Founding Father, or will you need to plead the Fifth? Take our quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Name That Fascist Dictator Quiz

 Name That Fascist Dictator Quiz

Do you know a lot about fascist dictators? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Of Kings and Queens: The Modern Monarchy Quiz

 Of Kings and Queens: The Modern Monarchy Quiz

How much do you know about the monarchies around the world? Test your knowledge with this modern monarchy quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Real POTUS Vs. Movie POTUS

 Real POTUS Vs. Movie POTUS

Can you tell the real POTUS from the film POTUS? Prove it at HowStuffWorks. See more »

What does 'bread and circuses' mean?

 What does 'bread and circuses' mean?

What does 'bread and circuses' mean? Learn the meaning behind the phrase at HowStuffWorks.com. See more »