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?
Agenda1. DO NOW2. Finish and present Design a President Project3. Notes4. Reading Checks5. Political Cartoon Analysis6. Review
Competencies/Objectives Competency: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the powers and duties of the Presidency. SWBAT: Identify the different roles of the presidency.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Class Wrap Up Complete reading checks and turn in. Review