DO NOW   The President of the United States can    pardon, reprieve, and grant commutation and    never be questioned or ...
Agenda1.   DO NOW2.   Finish and present Design a President     Project3.   Notes4.   Reading Checks5.   Political Cartoon...
Competencies/Objectives   Competency: Students will demonstrate an    understanding of the powers and duties of the    Pr...
Before your turn in your story….   Go through and UNDERLINE each word you    were supposed to include. Make a check next ...
EXECUTIVEDEPARTMENTS ANDTHE CABINET
The Executive Office and theCabinet   Executive Office of the    President- group of close    advisors and aides to the  ...
Department of State   Department of State- foreign    policy   Ambassadors- highest    ranking U.S. representatives    i...
Department of Defense   In charge of armed    forces   Secretary of Defense    is always a civilian   Military officers...
Other Executive Departments   Congress can reorganize    and combine different    executive departments or    create new ...
INDEPENDENTAGENCIES ANDREGULATORYCOMMISSIONS
Independent Agencies  Independent Agencies- formed by Congress to   perform specialized jobs. Examples: 1. U.S. Commissi...
Regulatory Commissions  Regulatory commission- type of independent   agency that has the power to make rules and   bring ...
The Federal Bureaucracy   Federal bureaucracy- all of the employees of    agencies and executive departments.   Members ...
Class Wrap Up   Complete reading checks and turn in.   Review
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Day 23

  1. 1. DO NOW The President of the United States can pardon, reprieve, and grant commutation and never be questioned or checked by the other two branches of the government. Were you surprised to learn about this presidential power? Do you think this a power the president should have? Why or why not?
  2. 2. Agenda1. DO NOW2. Finish and present Design a President Project3. Notes4. Reading Checks5. Political Cartoon Analysis6. Review
  3. 3. Competencies/Objectives Competency: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the powers and duties of the Presidency. SWBAT: Identify the different roles of the presidency.
  4. 4. Before your turn in your story…. Go through and UNDERLINE each word you were supposed to include. Make a check next to the word on your project sheet to make sure you included every word.
  5. 5. EXECUTIVEDEPARTMENTS ANDTHE CABINET
  6. 6. The Executive Office and theCabinet Executive Office of the President- group of close advisors and aides to the president. NSC- National Security Council (top ranking group of advisors on defense and security) White House Office-Personal & political advisors, researchers, clerical staff, secretaries, and assistants. 15 executive departments Head of executive departments are named secretary (appointed by president w/ Senate approval) Exception: attorney general (head of Department of Justice) Attorney General: Eric Holder
  7. 7. Department of State Department of State- foreign policy Ambassadors- highest ranking U.S. representatives in foreign countries. Embassy- official residence and offices of ambassadors Consul- represents US commercial interests (consulate= consuls office) At home D of S keeps track of people traveling. Passports- formal documents that allow travel abroad Visas- allow foreigners to come to US Secretary of State- Hillary Clinton
  8. 8. Department of Defense In charge of armed forces Secretary of Defense is always a civilian Military officers are assistants highest- ranking military officer of each of the armed forces form Joint Chiefs of Staff Advises president on military affairs Secretary of Defense: Leon Panetta
  9. 9. Other Executive Departments Congress can reorganize and combine different executive departments or create new ones. Department of Homeland Security- established after 9/11 Treasury Department- promotes conditions for economic prosperity and stability Department of Justice- works to prevent and control crime Secretary of Homeland Security: Janet Napolita
  10. 10. INDEPENDENTAGENCIES ANDREGULATORYCOMMISSIONS
  11. 11. Independent Agencies Independent Agencies- formed by Congress to perform specialized jobs. Examples: 1. U.S. Commission on Civil Rights 2. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration 3. Office of Personnel Management 4. General Services Administration
  12. 12. Regulatory Commissions Regulatory commission- type of independent agency that has the power to make rules and bring violators to court. Established because of a perceived need Examples: 1. Federal Election Commission 2. Consumer Product Safety Commission 3. Securities and Exchange Commission 4. National Labor Relations Board Appointed by president- approved by senate
  13. 13. The Federal Bureaucracy Federal bureaucracy- all of the employees of agencies and executive departments. Members of the FB live in Washington, DC and around the US and even the world. Almost 3 million people work in the federal bureaucracy.
  14. 14. Class Wrap Up Complete reading checks and turn in. Review

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