Presentation on theme: "How the Federal Gov’t Works: Executive Branch"— Presentation transcript:
1 How the Federal Gov’t Works: Executive Branch Part 5 – pg 134
2 Pg 134Article 2 sets up executive branch to carry out laws and run the affairs of the national gov’tPresident is head of executive branchOthers that help run the gov’t: Vice President, the Cabinet, and ppl in the many departments and agencies
3 There are 22 key players in the Executive Branch There are 22 key players in the Executive Branch. Listed below are the positions with a brief description of their allotted powersSecretary of EducationSecretary of Veteran AffairsSecretary of Homeland SecurityChief of StaffAmbassador of the Environmental Protection AgencyPresidentVice PresidentSecretary of StateDirector of the Office of Management and BudgetSecretary of TreasurySecretary of Defense Attorney GeneralU.S. Trade RepresentativeAmbassador to the United NationsSecretary of the InteriorSecretary of AgricultureChair of the Council of Economic AdvisersSecretary of CommerceSecretary of LaborSecretary of Health and Human ServicesSecretary of Housing and Urban DevelopmentSecretary of TransportationSecretary of Energy
4 Powers of the President Pg 134Powers of the PresidentFounding Fathers intended the Congress to have the most controlVery little is said about the job of the presidentMany president have had to take necessary action just to keep the nation runningEver since the Korean War, Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution – which refers to the president as the “Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States” – has been interpreted this way: “The president has the power to initiate hostilities without consulting Congress.”
5 Powers of the President Include: Veto billsServe as commander in chief of armed forcesNegotiate foreign treatiesAppoint federal judges, ambassadors, and other high officialsGrant pardons to federal offendersIn his final day in office, George Washington granted the first high-profile federal pardon to leaders of the Whiskey Rebellion.A symbolic use of the presidential pardon is the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation each Thanksgiving, in which a domestic turkey is pardoned from being slaughtered for Thanksgiving dinner and allowed to live out its life on a farm.Propose lawsPg 134
6 Electing the President Pg 135Electing the President4 year termNo more than 2 termsElectoral college: The President and Vice President are not elected directly by the voters. Instead, they are elected by "electors" who are chosen by popular vote on a state-by-state basisWho got the most electoral votes?
7 If you were a Presidential Candidate which states would you visit during your campaign?