What is the executive branch?
-Makes sure the laws are obeyed that the country creates.
President & Vice President
-President appoints the person who becomes the head of federal agencies like the CIA and FBI.
-He also reads reports of the problems happening to the FBI so that he knows how people are treating the laws.
-Power of the President is held in check.
-Vice President Joseph Biden helps in the decision making.
-If the President can no longer serve the Vice President takes control.
-The Vice President is chosen by the President.
-Vice president is picked by the President.
2.) Primary Elections - February-June prior to the general election.
-Purpose is to narrow down the candidates, want to find the best republican and democrat.
-Each state decides when to have an election.
(New Hampshire- 1st primary in nation. Iowa- 1st caucus)
3.) Political Party National Convention - August/September.
-Officially announce President and Vice President candidates.
4.) General Election - 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November.
-This is when the citizens vote.
5.) Electoral College Vote - December
-Official vote for President.
6.) Inauguration - January, 20
-Each state has as many electors as in the Senate and House of Representatives.
-The Electoral College votes for President based on what the states think.
-The winning President must have at least 270 votes.
Responsibilities, Powers and Roles
-Chief executive=boss of all workers of this branch
-Control of armed forces=leads the army, helps strengthen and make plans for the army.
-Enforce and make sure citizens obey the laws.= Talk to agencies to make sure people obey and follow the laws.
-Sign and approve of treaties.=Make sure the treaties are fair.
-Grant pardons to criminals.=Can excuse a criminal of their penalty.
-Chief Diplomat.=Manages international relationships.
-Chief of state=Represents the people in America.
-Can request laws to be made to help the USA and the people.
-Commander in chief= Makes decisions for the countries armed forces.
-Chief of party= Leader of political parties.
Vice president: Joseph Biden
-Becomes President of the President can't serve.
-Vice President advises the President and helps with decision making.
-Second highest official in the executive branch
-Does duties assigned by the president
-Has power in getting rid of officials
Cabinet advises the President-Department of State.
-Department of the Treasury.
-Department of Defense.
-Department of Justice.
-Department of the Interior.
-Department of Agriculture.
-Department of Commerce.
-Department of Labor.
-Department of Health and Human Services.
-Department of Housing and Urban Development.
-Department of Transportation.
-Department of Energy.
-Department of Education.
-Department of Veteran Affairs.
-Department of Homeland Security.
Role in Law Making
-The President must approve of the bill and sign the bill, if he doesn't approve the bill he can veto and make changes.
-Vice President can vote if a tie takes place in the senate.
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