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  1. 1. Warm-Up<br />____ 1. Declare war <br />____ 2. Electoral College<br />____ 3. 270<br />____ 4. Congressional Committees<br />____ 5. 435<br />____ 6. Conducting elections<br />____ 7. Speaker of the House<br />____ 8. Check and Balance <br />A. a group in Senate and HOR that reviews proposed laws and revises the bill’s language.<br />B. The number of electoral votes needed to win the presidency<br />C. Reserved Power<br />D. The two houses of Congress must pass a bill before it can go to the President<br />E. Delegated Power<br />F. The number of house of representatives<br />G. Congressional majority leader<br />H. The way we elect the president <br />
  2. 2. Students willcreate a graphic organizer in order todescribe the structure of the executive branch, including the membership of the fifteen cabinet departments. <br />Agenda<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />Structure and Organization of the Executive Branch<br />Reapportionment and Redistricting<br />Structure and Organization of the Executive Branch <br />Regulatory Agencies of the Exec Branch<br />Structure and Organization of Congress<br />Power and Roles of the Executive Branch<br />How a Bill Becomes a Law <br />Electoral College and Electing the President<br />State and Local Government<br />Electoral College and Electing the President<br />
  4. 4. Objective and Warm-Up<br />INM: Structure and Organization of theExecutive Branch<br />GP/IP#1: Graphic Organizer<br />GP/IP#2: Executive Department Speed-dating<br />Exit Slip<br />Agenda<br />
  5. 5. The executive branch is one of three branches of government in the U.S.<br />The executive branch serves to enforce laws and execute government policy.<br />What is the Executive Branch?<br />
  6. 6. There are multiple leaders in the executive branch:<br />The President: The leader of our country<br />The Vice President: The President of the Senate<br />Who are the leaders of the Executive Branch?<br />
  7. 7. What is the structure of the Executive Branch?<br />The President works in the White House Office, where he is assisted by numerous individuals, including:<br />Chief of Staff: Works with the Congress to see that all legislative goals are accomplished<br />Press Secretary: Responsible for communicating the message of the President and the Executive Branch to the Press<br />Key Advisors and Longtime Associates<br />
  8. 8. What is the structure of the Executive Branch?<br />The White House Office works within a larger organization called the Executive Office of the President with other groups, including:<br />National Security Council: deals with domestic, foreign, and military policies.<br />Council of Economic Advisors: works to inform President of economic trends.<br />Office of Management and Budget: prepares the national budget for Congress to approve/fail.<br />
  9. 9. Who belongs to the President’s Cabinet?<br />Beyond the EOP, the President meets with and is advised by his Cabinet.<br />The Cabinet consists of fifteen Secretaries, each of whom oversees their own department.<br />The President is responsible for appointing the Secretary for each of these Departments.<br />Each of these Presidential appointments must be approved by the Senate with a simple majority vote.<br />
  10. 10. What are the 15 departments? <br />The fifteen Secretaries of the President’s Cabinet are responsible for the administration of their own Executive Department, including:<br />Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of the Interior, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Department of State, Department of Transportation, Department of the Treasury, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.<br />
  11. 11. What are the regulatory agencies?<br />The Executive Branch also includes about 60 Independent Agencies and Organizations.<br />Some examples are:<br />Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Deposit Insurance Company, Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Federal Aviation Administration, Election Assistance Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, United States Postal Service <br />
  12. 12. Guided and Independent Practice #1<br />Based on your notes, you will graphically organize the Executive Branch.<br />Use the handout titled “Executive Branch Family Tree.”<br />We will get you started with the first couple of blank spaces, and then you should finish in less than seven (7) minutes. <br />
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  14. 14. Guided and Independent Practice #2<br />Secretary Speed-Dating<br />You have a meeting with the Secretary of each Executive Branch Department.<br />You will need to use your two minutes to discover the name of the department, name of the secretary, and summarize the purpose of the department.<br />You will have an open-note Exit Slip, so make sure that you don’t slack off!!!<br />(That means you should take good notes.) <br />
  15. 15. Department of Education<br />Secretary of Education<br />Arne Duncan was nominated to be secretary of education by President-elect Barack Obama and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 2009.<br />In his confirmation hearings, Duncan called education "the most pressing issue facing America," adding that "preparing young people for success in life is not just a moral obligation of society" but also an "economic imperative." "Education is also the civil rights issue of our generation," he said, "the only sure path out of poverty and the only way to achieve a more equal and just society." Duncan expressed his commitment to work under the leadership of President Obama and with all those involved in education "to enhance education in America, to lift our children and families out of poverty, to help our students learn to contribute to the civility of our great American democracy, and to strengthen our economy by producing a workforce that can make us as competitive as possible."<br />Accomplishments under the Secretary<br /><ul><li>hosts town hall style meetings for students and parents to ask questions about how to improve the affordability of higher education.
  16. 16. oversees the distribution of FASFA loans and Pell grants for higher education.
  17. 17. improves the rules and regulations for testing and funding rural school districts.
  18. 18. provides research-based suggestions for pre-K to 12th grader teachers.
  19. 19. Implements education reforms in Native American lands.
  20. 20. Helps school districts focus on improving foreign language offerings.</li></li></ul><li>Organization: __________________________________________________________________________________<br />Secretary: ______________________________________________________________________________________<br />Purpose: _______________________________________________________________________________________<br /> <br />Guided Practice<br />Organization: ____________________________________________<br />Secretary: _______________________________________________<br />Purpose: ________________________________________________<br /> <br />
  21. 21. Independent Practice<br />You will need to use your two minutes to discover the name of the department, name of the secretary, and summarize the purpose of the department.<br />You will have an open-note Exit Slip, so make sure that you don’t slack off!!!<br />(That means you should take good notes.) <br />
  22. 22. You will have 5 minutes to complete today’s exit slip.<br />Please circle only one answer.<br />Complete it in silence.<br />When you are done, carefully check over your answers.<br />After checking your answers, please begin your homework.<br />Exit Slip<br />
  23. 23. What are 3 things that you learned today?<br />What are 2 things that confused you?<br />What is 1 thing you want to know more about?<br />Exit Slip<br />