Executive Branch

Tony & Amber

1.line of presidential succession

succession- Vice President

speaker of the house

president pro tempore of the senate

secretary of state

secretary of treasury

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why:Death removal from office-impeachment etc

resignation

disablity

2. Major roles of the VP

According to the 25th amendment if the president is not able to uphold his duties as president the current VP will have to be ready to assume the duties of the president.

The Major roles of the VP are pretty boring he is can break ties as president of the senate and help decide the president disability.

perks- $230,00/year, Air force 2 one observatory circle

con- no retirement to rely on

3.How has his influence and prominence changed over time?

His influence has not really changed he still is basically a warm body that can help balance presidential ticket, helps strengthen the presidents chances of winning the election, but he is used more in modern day politics but he just does what the president asks of him when they meet.

4.What leaders make up the President's Cabinet?

15 directors in the Executive Branch they help advise the president
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5.What is the purpose and duty of the Cabinet?

The Cabinet of the United States is made of the most senior appointed officers of the executive branch federal government of the USThey direct the individual departments of the governmentThey Advise the President on matters related to their own department.

6. What is the purpose of the National Security Council and who is in it?

  • The National Security Council was created in 1947 to advise the President on military and foreign policy.
  • Helps The President on National Security Concerns and issues
  • The National Security Council is made out of the Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Treasury, Vice President, Head of the CIA
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7. What does the Office of Management and Budget Do?

  • The Office of Management and Budget assist the president in preparing the annual federal budget to oversee administration with the executive branch.
  • The main idea of Office of Management is to produce the President's budget

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8. What are the duties of the Chief of Staff, Press Secretary, and White House Staff members?

The Chief of Staff is the person who does everything with the President. They follow him around all the time 24/7. The Press Secretary acts as a spokesman for the U.S. They interact with social media. The White House Staff help the President with all of his personal dealings.
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9. What is the Federal Bureaucracy?

  • Federal Bureaucracy consists of the departments, agencies, that almost anyone can join
  • Examples: Postal workers, soldiers etc
  • Federal Bureaucracy is divided into three categories of the bureaucracy: Cabinet, Independent Agencies, Regulatory Commissions.
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10. Give examples of Agencies within the Cabinet Departments and summarize what they do (8)

They help keep America clean and safe.

  • 1 Secretary of Agriculture - head of the us Department of agriculture. The current secretary is Tom
  • 2 Secretary of Commerce - Focused on providing American businesses and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to grow and hire
  • 3 Secretary of Defense - Secretary of Defense's power over the United States military is second only to that of the President.
  • 4 Secretary of Education - Providing federal aid to educational institutions and financial aid to students
  • 5 Secretary of Energy - They are concerned with the United States policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material
  • 6 Secretary of Labor - Helps us get jobs and benefits
  • 7 Secretary of State - The head of the State Department is responsible for foreign affairs.
  • 8 Secretary of the Treasury - Deals with all financial and money for government
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11. Give examples of Independent Agencies and summarize what they do (6)

FEMA-manage the protection

USGS-they protect the landscape of the us

Environmental Protection Agency-

Peace Corps-fight for peace

Postal Service-get the mail out to you

USA Freedom Corps-fight for freedom


They are like any other company. They report to America and to the Government. But they provide special services to the President.

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12. Give examples of Regulatory Commissions and summarize what they do (4)

DEA: they investigate drugs, cartail

Federal Communications Commission-

Department of Energy

Department of Health and Human Services


Have a special watch over what America does. Have critical watch over industries in America