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The President’s Cabinet
The President’s Cabinet
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  • 1. The President’s Cabinet Mr. Gibbs Civics Fall 2008
  • 2. First off – a little background on the make up of the Executive Branch <ul><li>“ The executive branch is organized like a pyramid” President is on the top, the level below him is a small group of political advisors – under them? Many levels of lesser officials and managers. </li></ul><ul><li>The higher you are on the pyramid…the tougher your decisions are </li></ul>
  • 3. The White House Office <ul><li>About 500 people who work directly for the President. </li></ul><ul><li>The 10-12 most important of those…? Serve as the President’s closest political advisors </li></ul><ul><li>These people make up the “President’s Administration” </li></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>Alright…so now on to the </li></ul><ul><li>CABINET </li></ul>
  • 5. What is it? <ul><li>The President’s Cabinet is an advisory group chosen by the President to help accomplish the work of the executive branch </li></ul>
  • 6. Who is it? <ul><li>Presidential adisors consisting of yop level heads of executive departments. </li></ul><ul><li>Could be the VP and other top officials within the government. </li></ul>
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  • 8. What do they do? <ul><li>Simply put – “they advise the president on issues relating to their department. </li></ul><ul><li>For example: the Secretary of Agriculture will keep the president informed on issues relating to American farmers – drought, blight, transportation of goods, etc. </li></ul>
  • 9. Where did it come from? <ul><li>NOTHING in the Constitution about a “cabinet” </li></ul><ul><li>But it didn’t take long to develop… George Washington was the first pres. to organize it – back then it was only 4 people. </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary of state, war, and treasury, and the attorney general. </li></ul>
  • 10. How often do they meet? <ul><li>Don’t know…sometimes every week, sometimes hardly at all. They meet whenever it is necessary. </li></ul>

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