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The Executive Branch

  1. 1. Aim: To extent does the Executive Branch enforces Animal Rights?Danielle Mollo, Jaedon Alvira, Kathleen Andrada, & Carl Straut-Collard
  2. 2. Chief of State Chief ExecutiveThe chief public representative The “boss” of the Executive of the US, he is head of the Branch, he decides how the government. laws of the US will be enforced and chooses officials and advisors to help - Obama opted in getting a dog him with this job.from a breeder in April 2009,breaking his promise to rescuea dog. - Holding Cabinet meetings to discuss government policies.
  3. 3. Chief Administrator Chief DiplomatThe responsibility to manage the Forms the US‟ foreign policy andfederal government‟s operations decides what American diplomatsand help carry out their policies. and ambassadors shall say to foreign governments.- Insures that all branches ofgovernment are carrying out the - Obama hosted an internationalprograms of the presidency. summit on the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
  4. 4. Commander in Chief Chief LegislatorThe direct and immediate control The power to influence Congress of all US armed forces, along in its lawmaking. with the placing of troops, ships, and weapons. - Obama gave a Congressional Speech to support his- Obama Sent troops to Libya to American Jobs Act. support the Revolution.
  5. 5. Chief of Party Chief Citizen The acknowledged leader of the The expectation to work for and political party that controls the represent the public interest executive branch against other private interests- Obama appointed Ken Salazar - The annual Thanksgivinginto his cabinet as Secretary of tradition of pardoning twoInterior. turkeys from being eaten.
  6. 6.  one must be a “natural born Citizen. . . of the United States.” Be at least 35 years of age. Has been a resident of the US for at least fourteen years.
  7. 7.  Ever since the ratification of the 22nd Amendment in 1951, “no person shall be elected [as] President more than twice, and no person who has held the office . . . Or acted as President for more than two years of a terms to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.” Congress determines the President‟s salary The President‟s salary can neither be increased or decreased during their term. The President‟s salary was first $25,000 a year in 1789 and is now $400,000 a year. Congress provides the President with a $50,000 a year allowance for expenses that can be spent on whatever the President wishes. There are many other benefits, including living in the White House, medical care, and many others.
  8. 8. According Sections 3 & 4 of the 25th Amendment, the Vice President becomes the Acting President if: The President informs Congress “that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office Vice President & a majority of members of Cabinet inform Congress that the president is incapacitated The President may resume office by informing Congress that no inability exists.
  9. 9. 1. Vice President 10. Secretary of Commerce2. Speaker of the House 11. Secretary of Labor3. President pro-tempore of the Senate 12. Secretary of Health & Human Services4. Secretary of State 13. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development5. Secretary of the Treasury 14. Secretary of Transportation6. Secretary of Defense 15. Secretary of Energy7. Attorney General 16. Secretary of Education8. Secretary of Interior 17. Secretary of Veterans Affairs9. Secretary of Agriculture 18. Secretary of Homeland Security
  10. 10. Presides over the SenateHelps decide the question of apresident‟s disability.“balance the ticket”- chosen tostrengthen the presidentialcandidate‟s chances of beingelected by virtue of certainideological, etc.The 25th Amendment allows “thePresident [to] nominate a VicePresident who shall take officeupon confirmation by a majorityvote of both Houses of Congress.”
  11. 11.  The electoral college are the group of electors chosen from each State and the District of Columbia to formally select the President and Vice President. The Framers of the Constitution decided that the President and Vice President will be chosen by these electors. Each would cast two electoral votes, each for a different candidate. The system worked until 1796, when political parties started to form.
  12. 12. 1. Each State shall have as many 5. The person that receives the largest presidential electors as it has senators and number of electoral votes would become representatives in Congress President.2. Electors are chosen in each State the 6. The person with the second highest same manner as the State legislatures are number of electoral votes will become chosen. Vice President.3. Electors would each cast two votes, each 7. If a tie occurred or if no one received the for a different person for president. majority of votes of the electors, the President would be chosen by the House of4. Electoral votes will be opened and Representatives, voting by States. counted before a joint session of Congress 8. If a tie occurred for the second spot, the Vice President would be chosen by the Senate.
  13. 13.  Two parties – Federalists & Added three new steps in the Democratic-Republicans – process of selecting a each nominated presidential President… and vice-presidential candidates, along with 1. Party nominations for the presidential electors. presidency and vice Elector candidates were presidency chosen to vote for their own 2. Nomination of candidates parties, and not the other’s. for presidential electors pledged to vote for their All 73 Democratic- party’s presidential ticket Republican electors voted for 3. Automatic casting of the their party’s nominees, electoral votes in line with producing a tie for those pledges. presidency.
  14. 14.  Separated the presidential and vice-presidential elections due to the events of the election of 1800. “The Electors. . . Shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President. . .”
  15. 15.  According to the Mid-Term Humane Society Legislative Fund „report card‟, Barack Obama & Joe Biden scored 75%.  Neither Obama nor Biden co-sponsored the Pet Safety and Protection Act [Prohibits the use of random source dogs and cats for research]  Current law allows source dealers to sell former domestic animals to laboratories  Supported hunters and sportsman to have firearms; “Let’s get the record straight: I believe in the Second Amendment. Nobody who’s a hunter out here or a sportsman needs to worry about their guns in the Obama administration.” – 9/2012
  16. 16.  The Animal Welfare Act which regulates the care and use of animals in laboratories became a law in 1966. The Humane Slaughter Act which requires the proper treatment of all animals slaughtered for food in USDA inspected slaughter plants became a law in 1958.
  17. 17.  The Presidency, Congress, and the Supreme Court, Scholastic Inc., 1989 <> "Redirect to New Homepage." Animal Welfare Information Center. Web. 05 Dec. 2011. <> "Redirect to New Homepage." Animal Welfare Information Center. Web. 05 Dec. 2011. <> McClenaghan, William A., and Frank Abbott Magruder. Magruders American Government. Boston, MA: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006. Print. Image Citation < official/ao_image/vp_portrait_hi-res.jpg> official/ao_image/President_Official_Portrait_HiRes.jpg x372.jpg