The Executive Branch
Who is in it:
We also have people called "cabinet members". Listed below are all of the cabinet members :
Secretary of State: John Kerry
Secretary of the Treasury: Jacob Lew
Secretary of Defense: Ashton B. Carter
Attorney General: Loretta Lynch
Secretary of the interior: Sally Jewell
Secretary of Agriculture: Tom J. Vilsack
Secretary of Commerce: Penny PritzKer
Secretary of Labor: Thomas E. Perez
Secretary of Health and Human Services: Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Julian Castro
Secretary of Transportation: Anthony Foxx
Secretary of Energy: Ernest Moniz
Secretary of Education: Arne Duncan
Secretary of Veterans Affairs: Robert Mcdonald
Secretary of Homeland Security: Jeh Johnson
These men and woman all have different jobs that keep the U.S. somewhat a whole.
How to Become a Member of the Executive Branch.
-You must also a natural born citizen ( born in the U.S. or U.S. territories).
-And you have to have lived 14 years in the U.S.
How to Get Elected
- Secondly, you must go to the first primary election held in February.
-Then you can but not must go around the country to different states to gain support, it can only help your cause.
-After a long while the parties hold a convention where they choose one person to run for presidency.
-If you are selected you must choose a running mate [ your eventual Vice President ].
-The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November is called "election day". On this day anyone of the age of 18 years or older with a voting license or driver's license vote on who they would like as president.
- Then the biggest day in the decision making happens. This is the electoral college vote. This vote is crucial to your voting as president. You need 270 or more of the electoral votes to become president.
- After the electoral voting is over we will find out who our new president is.
- On January 20th our new President and Vice President will be sworn in.
What Their Roles Are
- Aside from the term president , Barack Obama has other names such as:
Chief of state, Chief executive, Commander in Chief, Chief Diplomat, Chief Legislator.
These titles contain different responsibilities, listed below are the responsibilities:
Chief of State- Symbolic leader or Country.
Chief Executive- Executes laws, appoints key officials, and also grants pardons and reprieves.
Commander in Chief- Commands/Runs the Armed Forces.
Chief Diplomat-Negotiates with other countries/foreign nations.
Chief Legislature-Signs vetoes, introduces legislation, and works on congress budget [rising it to keep debt from rising above cap].
The president must keep up with his day to day functions like signing/vetoing bills, traveling, talking to other nations leaders [NATO].