Do You Have What it Takes

The Executive Branch

Do You Meet the Requirements to Become a Member?

The President

-must be born in the U.S

-at least 35 years old

-lived in the U.S at least 14 years

Vice President

-must be born in the U.S

-at least 35 years old

-lived in the U.S at least 14 years


-cannot be a member of congress or a sitting Governor

How you would be elected

  1. announce they are running for president two years before the general election

  2. primary elections Feb.-June prior, choose the best Republican candidate and the best Demarcate Candidate.

  3. political party national convention August/ September

  4. general election 1 Tuesday after the 1 Monday in November; the citizens vote

  5. electoral college vote December (official vote for president)

  6. inauguration January 20th

Vice President-

elected with a presidential candidate


elected by the president

confirmed or rejected by the Senate

What Would You Do?


-run the country

-be in charge of your political party

-make treaties and nominations

-temporary appointments

Vice President

-control the Senate

-does whatever the president says

-give Congress information of the state of the union

-recommend to their consideration

-convene both houses (in the case of a disagreement)

-makes sure the law is properly executed

-commission of all officers of the U.S


-control 15 different executive departments

What would your roles be?


-Chief executive

-Chief of State

-Chief Diplomat


-Chief Legislator

-Chief of Party

-Chief Guardian of the Economy

Vice President

-assumes the presidency if the President is unable to preform his duties

The Cabinet

-tell the President on any subject he may require relating to the duties of each member's respective office

Executive Departments

  • Agriculture
  • Commerce
  • Defense
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Health and Human Services
  • Homeland Security
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Interior
  • Justice
  • Labor
  • State
  • Transportation
  • Treasury
  • Veterans Affairs

Law Making Process

President- can veto or pass laws

Vice President- makes the deciding vote in the Senate if there is a tie on a bill

Cabinet- present laws and decide if they should proceed to parliament or make changes

Electoral College Process

1. each political party in a state nominates a list of electors

2. election day first Tuesday after the first Monday in November

3. on the election day voters go to the polls to chose electors for their state

4. the candidate who receives the most votes wins all of the states electoral votes

5. to be elected president the candidate need 270 of the electoral votes in the country

6. the results do not become official until weeks after

8. the winning electors meet in their state capitols on the Wednesday in December

9. they vote for president and vice president

10. the results are sent Washington and read in the presence of the congress on January 6

11. on January 20 the president-elect takes oath of office


"The Executive Branch." The White House. The White House, n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.

"What Is the President's Cabinet and What Does It Do?" News & Issues. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.

"Why the President's Cabinet Is Called a 'Cabinet'" News & Issues. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2015.