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    • 1. THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH
      • The Executive Office of the President
      • established in Article II of the Constitution
    • 2. The Executive Branch of the United States is headed by the President
      • It also includes the Vice President, the President's Cabinet, and all Executive Agencies
    • 3. CONSTITUTIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE PRESIDENCY (II, 1, 5)
      • must be 35
      • a natural born U.S. citizen
      • must have lived in the country for 14 years
      • the only expressed, or written, qualifications in the Constitution
    • 4. The President has many roles, sometimes called the "hats" of the President                                                                               
    • 5. Chief Executive
      • makes sure that federal laws are enforced, appoints officials, issues executive orders and pardons
      • (II, 2, 1-2)
    • 6. Chief Diplomat
      • responsible for dealing with other countries, making treaties, appointing ambassadors
      • (II, 2, 2)
    • 7. Chief Legislator
      • proposes many laws to Congress, tries to push them through, veto power, can call a special session of Congress
    • 8.
      • head of the armed forces of the United States, sends troops to other countries
      • (II, 2, 1)
      Commander in Chief
    • 9. Chief of Party
      • leader of his or her political party
    • 10. Chief of State
      • symbol of the country
    • 11. THE VICE PRESIDENT
      • an important position!
      • President of the Senate - only votes in case of a tie
      • Successor to the Presidency if the President is unable to continue (death, illness, crazy)
      • Partially determines Presidential disability
    • 12. THE PRESIDENT’S CABINET the heads of the Executive Departments Executive departments were established to concentrate on certain issues Article II, Section 2
    • 13. THE PRESIDENT’S CABINET TWO ROLES DEPARTMENTAL AND ADVISORY
    • 14. CABINET RANK MEMBERS
    • 15.  
    • 16. But wait … there’s more
      • Council of Economic Advisers
      • Council on Environmental Quality
      • Domestic Policy Council
      • National Economic Council
      • National Security Council (NSC)
      • Office of Administration
      • Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
      • Office of Global Communications
      • Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
      • Office of National AIDS Policy
      • Office of National Drug Control Policy
      • Office of Science and Technology Policy
      • Office of the United States Trade Representative
      • President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
      • USA Freedom Corps Volunteer Network
      • White House Military Office
    • 17. INDEPENDENT AGENCIES
      • Also part of the executive branch
    • 18. Regulatory commissions that protect the public interest by controlling certain types of businesses and industries
      • FOR EXAMPLE
      • Federal Communications Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Federal Reserve System, Securities Exchange Commission
    • 19. Government corporations businesses run by the federal government
      • FOR EXAMPLE
      • The U.S. Postal Service
      • Amtrak
    • 20. Independent executive agencies agencies outside of the Cabinet that oversee a single area
      • FOR EXAMPLE
      • National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Central Intelligence Agency, Migratory Bird Conservation Committee
    • 21. Independent agencies and regulatory commissions are controlled by the President, who is the head of the Executive branch. There are many people employed by the Executive branch - in fact, about 3 million!!!!
    • 22.