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.

Cabinet Depts.

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...

President's Responsibilities

The President has a numerous amount of responsibilities. Here are some exciting examples of responsibilities you have when you are President of the United States.

  • 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?

Chief of State

The President is an example for the American people and the rest of the world.

Chief Executive

He oversees the many departments, agencies, and commissions that help accomplish the task.

Chief Administrator

He directs government officials and he annually meets with the Vice President, Secretaries of Defense, State and Security. and Joint Chief of Staff.
Chief Diplomat

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.
Chief legislator

He suggests new laws and works for their passage. The President can only influence Congress in their lawmaking.
Party Chief

He helps members of his political party get elected or appointed to office. He also helps campaign for members that have supported his policies.
Chief Citizen

The President has to represent the interests of all people.


Duties listed in Constitution (Article 2)

Otherwise, he just does what the President says

Cabinet Depts.

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?

The Vice President and 15 Executive Departments
Choose which one to be a part of.

Department 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.
Veteran Affairs
Homeland Security

Roles in the Lawmaking Process


When Congress agrees on a bill, they give the bill to the President to sign. The President has different options. He has to do this within 10 days (not including Sunday's) He can..

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


The Vice-President can act as a tie breaker for voting for the Senate if they can't agree upon a bill. He can also sign a bill once it is ready to be given to the President.

Vocab to Know: Term

A term is "a period of time to which limits have been set".

How Can I Get Elected For President??

Steps to Becoming Elected

1. Make an official announcement that you are running.

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.

Electoral College

The electoral college is a group of people of people representing the states in the US, who cast votes for the election of the President and the Vice-President. The number of electors in the state is the number of its members in the Senate and House of Representatives. The Electoral College includes 538 electors in total. They represent the 435 members of the House, 100 Senators, and 3 electors for the District of Columbia).

General Election

1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November

Electoral College Vote