The Executive Branch

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  • The Executive Branch

    1. 1. THETHE EXECUTIVEEXECUTIVE BRANCHBRANCH The Executive Office of the PresidentThe Executive Office of the President established in Article II of theestablished in Article II of the ConstitutionConstitution
    2. 2. The Executive Branch of theThe Executive Branch of the United States is headed by theUnited States is headed by the PresidentPresident It also includesIt also includes the Vicethe Vice President,President, thethe President'sPresident's Cabinet, andCabinet, and all Executiveall Executive AgenciesAgencies
    3. 3. CONSTITUTIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE PRESIDENCY (II, 1, 5) must be 35must be 35 a natural born U.S. citizena natural born U.S. citizen must have lived in the country for 14 yearsmust have lived in the country for 14 years the only expressed, or written, qualificationsthe only expressed, or written, qualifications in the Constitutionin the Constitution
    4. 4. TheThe PresidentPresident has manyhas many roles,roles, sometimessometimes called thecalled the "hats" of the"hats" of the PresidentPresident
    5. 5. ChiefChief ExecutiveExecutivemakes sure thatmakes sure that federal laws arefederal laws are enforced, appointsenforced, appoints officials, issuesofficials, issues executive ordersexecutive orders and pardonsand pardons (II, 2, 1-2)(II, 2, 1-2)
    6. 6. Chief DiplomatChief Diplomat responsible forresponsible for dealing withdealing with otherother countries,countries, makingmaking treaties,treaties, appointingappointing ambassadorsambassadors (II, 2, 2)(II, 2, 2)
    7. 7. Chief LegislatorChief Legislator proposes manyproposes many laws tolaws to Congress, triesCongress, tries to push themto push them through, vetothrough, veto power, can call apower, can call a special sessionspecial session of Congressof Congress
    8. 8. head of the armedhead of the armed forces of theforces of the United States,United States, sends troops tosends troops to other countriesother countries (II, 2, 1)(II, 2, 1) Commander in ChiefCommander in Chief
    9. 9. Chief of PartyChief of Party leader of his or her political party
    10. 10. Chief of StateChief of State symbol of the countrysymbol of the country
    11. 11. THE VICETHE VICE PRESIDENTPRESIDENT• 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. 12. THE PRESIDENTTHE PRESIDENT’S CABINET’S CABINET the heads of the Executivethe heads of the Executive DepartmentsDepartments Executive departments wereExecutive departments were established to concentrate onestablished to concentrate on certain issuescertain issues Article II, Section 2Article II, Section 2
    13. 13. THE PRESIDENTTHE PRESIDENT’S CABINET’S CABINET TWO ROLESTWO ROLES DEPARTMENTAL AND ADVISORYDEPARTMENTAL AND ADVISORY
    14. 14. CABINET RANK MEMBERSCABINET RANK MEMBERS
    15. 15. 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
    16. 16. OTHEROTHER AGENCIESAGENCIES Also part of the executive branch
    17. 17. RegulatoryRegulatory commissionscommissions that protect the public interest by controlling certain types of businesses and industries FOR EXAMPLEFOR EXAMPLE Federal Communications Commission,Federal Communications Commission, National Labor Relations Board, FederalNational Labor Relations Board, Federal Reserve System, Securities ExchangeReserve System, Securities Exchange CommissionCommission FOR EXAMPLEFOR EXAMPLE Federal Communications Commission,Federal Communications Commission, National Labor Relations Board, FederalNational Labor Relations Board, Federal Reserve System, Securities ExchangeReserve System, Securities Exchange CommissionCommission
    18. 18. GovernmentGovernment corporationscorporations businesses run by the federal government FOR EXAMPLEFOR EXAMPLE The U.S. Postal ServiceThe U.S. Postal Service AmtrakAmtrak FOR EXAMPLEFOR EXAMPLE The U.S. Postal ServiceThe U.S. Postal Service AmtrakAmtrak
    19. 19. IndependentIndependent executive agenciesexecutive agencies agencies outside of the Cabinet that oversee a single area FOR EXAMPLEFOR EXAMPLE National Aeronautics and SpaceNational Aeronautics and Space Administration, Central IntelligenceAdministration, Central Intelligence Agency, Migratory Bird ConservationAgency, Migratory Bird Conservation CommitteeCommittee FOR EXAMPLEFOR EXAMPLE National Aeronautics and SpaceNational Aeronautics and Space Administration, Central IntelligenceAdministration, Central Intelligence Agency, Migratory Bird ConservationAgency, Migratory Bird Conservation CommitteeCommittee
    20. 20. Independent agenciesIndependent agencies and regulatoryand regulatory commissions arecommissions are controlled by thecontrolled by the President, who is thePresident, who is the head of the Executivehead of the Executive branch. There arebranch. There are many peoplemany people employed by theemployed by the Executive branch - inExecutive branch - in fact, about 3fact, about 3 million!!!!million!!!!

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