President, Vice President & Cabinet
President - Barack Obama
- At Least 35 years old
- Natural-Born U.S. Citizen- At least 14 years of residence in U.S.
- Chief of State - Travels to foreign countries to work treaties & agreements- Commander in Chief - Send our troops anywhere in the world to protect our interests or to keep peace in troubled places
- Chief Diplomat - Decides what diplomats & ambassadors say to foreign governments. Makes the foreign policy for U.S.
- Chief Executive - Decides how laws of U.S. are enforced and chooses advisers to help run Executive Branch
- Chief Legislator - Influence Congress in lawmaking. Can urge Congress to pass new laws or veto bills that they don't favor
- Chief of Party - Helps members of political party get elected or appointed to office
- Chief Guardian of the Economy - Concerned with unemployment, high prices, taxes, business profits, and general prosperity of the country
1. Announce Candidacy - 2 years before general election
2. Primary Elections - Feb-June prior to the general election
Happens in every state
State decides election date
NH first primary election in country
Purpose - To narrow down candidates to top Republican & Democrat
3. Political Party National Convention - August-September
Official Announcement of Presidential Candidate & V.P. Candidate
Each party has own election
4. General Election - 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November
People vote for President & V.P.
18+ years & register to vote
5. Electoral College Vote - December
Official vote for president
6. Inauguration - January
- President takes Oath of Office & becomes President
- Manage Business
- Leaders elected by president
Department of Defense
- Attorney General
Vice President - Joe Biden
- Head of Senate - Has the tie-breaking vote
- Take orders from President
"Congress for Kids: [Executive Branch]: Introduction to the Executive Branch." Congress for Kids: [Executive Branch]: Introduction to the Executive Branch. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2015.
"The Executive Branch." The White House. The White House, n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2015.