The Executive Branch
By Molly G.
Do You Have What It Takes??
People to Work WIth
What Are The Requirements?
- At least 35 years old,
- A natural-born US Citizen
- At least 14 years of residence in the US.
- At least 35 years old
- A natural-born US Citizen
- At least 14 years of residence in the US
The Vice-President has the same requirements as the President because if something happens to the President and he can't be the President anymore, the Vice-President is first in-line to take the job.
To become a Cabinet Member, you have to be appointed by the President.
What do they do?
Get and idea of what you might do if you get elected...
- Awarding astronauts on their journey into space
- Appointing the head of the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency)
- Holding Cabinet meetings
- Making a speech in Congress
- Choosing leading party members to serve in the Cabinet
What are the roles of the President?
The President is an example for the American people and the rest of the world.
He oversees the many departments, agencies, and commissions that help accomplish the task.
He directs government officials and he annually meets with the Vice President, Secretaries of Defense, State and Security. and Joint Chief of Staff.
He decides what American diplomats and ambassadors will say to foreign governments. The President also makes the Foreign Policy of the United States with help from advisors.
Commander in Chief
The President is in charge of the Armed Forces. He can appoint and remove top military commanders. He can decide where troops will be sent and what weapons they will use. Everyone in the military takes orders from the President.
He suggests new laws and works for their passage. The President can only influence Congress in their lawmaking.
He helps members of his political party get elected or appointed to office. He also helps campaign for members that have supported his policies.
The President has to represent the interests of all people.
Otherwise, he just does what the President says
What do they do?- The Cabinet advises the President on many things that he does. Examples are education policies and terrorist threats.
What are the cabinets?
Choose which one to be a part of.
Deals with food quality, crop improvement, and nutrition
Health and Human Services
Housing and Urban Development
Establish rules for speed limits, automobile exhaust system, and highway and vehicle safety.
Roles in the Lawmaking Process
1. Sign the bill, and it becomes a law.
2. Veto the bill
Congress can override the veto with a 2/3 majority vote in each house, the bill will become a law.
3. Refuse to sign the bill
If Congress is still in session, it can still become a law
If Congress is not in session= pocket veto
Vocab to Know: Term
How Can I Get Elected For President??
Steps to Becoming Elected
2. Keep your name well-known, to help you get votes later on. You can do this by making speeches, meet with officials, etc.
3. Fundraise and campaign
4. The Primary Elections and Caucuses happen in January
5. If you win the Primaries for your party, you become the Presidential nominee for that party.
6. Debates and campaign more.
7. At the election in November, whichever nominee has the most votes wins.