7 President And Executive Branch

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7 President And Executive Branch

  1. 1. The President and the Executive Branch Objective: What: Understand the role of the President in the U.S. Government
  2. 2. The President <ul><li>“ I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United State, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United State.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Executive Branch <ul><li>Framers created the executive branch to carry out all laws written by Congress </li></ul><ul><li>To be President you must be 35 years old, be born in the U.S., and have lived here the last 14 years </li></ul>
  4. 4. Executive Branch <ul><li>Framers wanted the President to be paid a salary </li></ul><ul><li>Congress decides the amount which is currently 200,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Washington’s first salary was 20,000 </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Role of Vice President <ul><li>The Constitution gives the V.P. just two jobs </li></ul><ul><li>1. President of the Senate </li></ul><ul><li>2. To assume the office of the President when the President can’t do the job </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Powers of the President <ul><li>Powers of the President are describe in Article 2 there are six in total </li></ul><ul><li>1. Chief Executive </li></ul><ul><li>2. Commander and Chief of the military </li></ul><ul><li>3. Chief Diplomat- appoints ambassadors </li></ul><ul><li>4. Chief Lawmaker- suggest laws </li></ul><ul><li>5. Chief of State- he is the symbol of the nation </li></ul><ul><li>6. Party Chief- he leads his political party </li></ul>
  7. 7. Checks and Balances <ul><li>The Constitution also limits the power of the President </li></ul><ul><li>The Senate must approve all of the Presidents appointments to the Supreme Court and Cabinet; ambassadors and treaties </li></ul><ul><li>The Supreme Court can declare the President’s actions unconstitutional then he must correct them </li></ul><ul><li>The Congress can impeach if a crime is committed </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Executive Bureaucracy <ul><li>The President alone can not carry out the many responsibilities of his office </li></ul><ul><li>15 Cabinet departments advise him on important decisions </li></ul><ul><li>The newest Cabinet position was created after September 11, 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>The Department of Homeland Security </li></ul>

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