Presidential Succession

By: Ryan Paddack

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Presidential Succession in order

  • President
  • Vice president
  • Speaker of the House
  • President pro Tempore of the Senate
  • Secretary of State
  • Secretary of the Treasury

Vice President Responsibilities

  • Cast a vote in an event of a Senate deadlock
  • Certify the official vote counts of the U.S. Electoral College

Vice president influence over time

Over time the VP has turned into the back up president. That's all he or she is really seen as.

Leaders of the President's Cabinet


Purpose of the Cabinet

  • Advise on issues that fall into their department

Purpose of the that National Security Council & Who is in it?

  • Advises the president on military operations and foreign policies

What does the Office of Management and Budget do?

  • Office of Management - Independent Agency of the government that manages the civil services of the Federal Government
  • Office of Budget - Helps assist in the annual Federal budget and oversee administration

Duties of Chief of Staff, Press Secretary, and White House Staff Members

Chief of Staff - Person closest to the president

Press Secretary - Person to speak with the media and American people

White House Staff - 100 men and women employed to aid the president

Federal Bureaucracy

  • About 500 agencies, departments, and administrations to carry out duties given to them by congressional legislation

Agencies in the Cabinet

FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation

DEA - Drug Enforcement Administration

Forest Services - Provide protection for forests

National Parks Services - Maintain National Parks

Coast Guard - Roles of Homeland Security and Law Enforcement

Marines - Branch of the U.S military

IRS - Internal Revenue Service, tax collections

Navy - Branch of the U.S military based in water

Independent Agencies

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Postal Services - Mail Services

CIA - Central Intelligence Agency

EPA - Environment Protection Agency

SSA - Social Security Administration

NSF - National Science Foundation

Regulatory Commissions

FCC - Federal Communications Commission

FED - Federal Reserve System

FTC - Federal Trade Commission

FDA - Food and Drug Administration