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5 the vice president and the cabinet

  1. 1. Unit IV Lesson 5 The Vice-President and the Cabinet
  2. 2. Essential Question: •What are the qualifications to be Vice-President of the United States? •Under what circumstances would the Vice-President become President? •Who is the current Vice- President of the United States?
  3. 3. * Carry out (enforce) laws passed by Congress 280
  4. 4. Cabinet – The Vice-President and the 15 department secretaries who advise the president and help enforce “public policy” (national laws and executive actions) Secretary of Treasury Secretary of Defense Secretary of Energy Attorney General Vice President Secretary of Education
  5. 5. 2001
  6. 6. 2001 15 Cabinet Departments Washington’s Cabinet
  7. 7. John Adams George Washington John Adams Jefferson Hamilton Cabinet Knox Randolph “Cabinet”
  8. 8. “Secretary”
  9. 9. Article II Section 2 “The President shall nominate Ambassadors, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States ”
  10. 10. “Appoint” “Confirmed” How Long? Article II Section 2 “With the Advice and Consent of the Senate”
  11. 11. Cabinet secretaries serve “at the discretion of the president” (Secretaries stay in office until they quit, the president replaces them, or a new president comes into office) Bush 2009 2013 Secretary of State
  12. 12. The cabinet consists of the Vice-President and the heads of how many cabinet agencies?
  13. 13. Name a cabinet department
  14. 14. Who CREATES new cabinet departments?
  15. 15. *With the exception of the Justice Department What do you call someone who LEADS a cabinet department?
  16. 16. Who NOMINATES cabinet secretaries?
  17. 17. Who CONFIRMS cabinet secretaries?
  18. 18. How LONG do cabinet secretaries serve?
  19. 19. “Incumbent” Vice-President Joe Biden “How do you become Vice- President?” “What exactly does the Vice- President DO?” Democrat
  20. 20. “Ticket” Election of 1800
  21. 21. “Balance the Ticket”
  22. 22. “Running Mate” Young- Old Black -White Mid-West-East Male – Female (oops) Moderate -Liberal Outsider -Experienced “Balance the Ticket” 2008
  23. 23. Vice-President Joe Biden “How do you become Vice- President?” “What exactly does the Vice- President DO?”
  24. 24. *Preamble Article I - The Legislative Branch Article II -- The Executive Branch Article III -- The Judicial Branch Article IV -- Concerning the States Article V - Amendment Process Article VI- Legal Status of the Constitution Article VII – Signatures *Amendments
  25. 25. The Vice-President is “President of the Senate”…but only votes if there is a tie “The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided” -Article I Section 3 “President”
  26. 26. The Vice-President replaces the president if he or she is impeached, dies, or resigns (quits) “In case of the removal of the President from office or his death or resignation, the Vice- President shall become President” -25th Amendment 43 9 Four were vice-presidents who took over after a President died of natural causes Four assumed the office after a President was assassinated One became President after his predecessor resigned from office
  27. 27. Vice- President ? $400,000
  28. 28. “The Vice- President is a lot like a booster rocket; he’s damn important on the way up and pretty useless Vaftiecr”e-President Lyndon Johnson 35 36
  29. 29. How are cabinet members chosen? A.By the President and confirmed by the U.S. House of Representatives B.By the President and confirmed by both houses of Congress C.By the President with no checks and balances D.By the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate
  30. 30. Which of the following presidential appointments does NOT require Senate confirmation? A.Secretary of State B.U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain C.National Security Advisor D.Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
  31. 31. Which of the following is a constitutional power of the Vice-President? A.Presiding over cabinet meetings when the president is unavailable B.Casting a tie-breaking vote in the U.S. Senate C.Signing legislation when the president is out of the country D.Enforcing executive orders and agreements of the president
  32. 32. Homework!!! Textbook Pages: 362- 365 Graphic Novel Pages: 63, 135-136

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