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Bellringer Objective 4: Analyze the position of the United States on major domestic and foreign policy issues. Homework: Work on Weebly What characteristics do you think a good leader should have? List things that you think or know he does.
Quiz 4.1 Define checks and balances. Why is it important? How is the North Carolina Constitution different from the U.S. Constitution? Define popular sovereignty. Where is the are the rights of citizens in the North Carolina constitution? In the U.S. constitution? What is the main function of the legislative branch? How does the president participate in the legislative process?
Executive Branch Function: Enforce the laws Article: 2 Includes: President Vice President Law Enforcement Executive Departments
You may be wondering…what does it take to be President…can I be President? You may be elected by the Electoral College: ONLY IF YOU ARE: – 35 years old – Natural born citizen (born in the US) – 14yr resident of the US
Presidential Term Length Term Length: 4 years Maximum of 2 terms (10 years) – Why 10 and not 8?
Presidential Succession What happens if the President dies?? 25 th Amendment: President dies Vice President becomes President and choose another VP Speaker of the House
Who advises the president? Executive Departments: groups of workers in the executive branch who deal with a particular issue or set of issues in the US (there are 15 departments) Cabinet: a group of advisors, made up of the leader of each of the executive departments, who help the president make decisions – The leader of each department is known as the Secretary of that department (ex. Secretary of State, Secretary of Education)—except the head of the Department of Justice, who is known as the Attorney General
Here is a list of many executive departments! Department of Homeland Security Department of Defense Department of Transportation Department of State Department of Energy Department of Labor Department of Justice Department of Housing and Urban Development Department of Health and Human Services Department of Education Department of Commerce Department of Agriculture Department of Veterans Affairs Department of the Treasury Department of the Interior (Environment)
Roles of The President Task: Open your book up to page 216. Research each role of the president and complete your graphic organizer. Write down bullet points in each box, under each heading I will randomly call on students to provide answers to the class. 15 Minutes
Roles of the President Practice: What role do you think the president is acting out in each situation. White boards to check!
NC Executive Branch Article 3 Leader: Governor (like the President) Second in Command: Lieutenant Governor – Like the Vice President
Practice Complete the Practice on Presidential Roles Afterwards do the You Choose Activity!
Exit Ticket 1. Which choice best summarizes the powers of the executive branch? a. the executive branch reviews the laws to make sure they follow the constitution b. the executive branch makes the laws and confirms federal appointments c. the executive branch vetoes laws from Congress d. the executive branch carries out the laws through the presidency and executive branch departments 2. In what role is the President acting when he orders American troops to fight in Afghanistan? a. Chief Diplomat b. Head of State c. Commander in Chief d. Legislative Leader 3. In which role is the president acting when he hosts the Queen of England during an official visit to the USA? a. head of state b. chief executive c. legislative leader d. judicial leader 4. In the executive branch, there are 15 departments led by the President’s closest advisors. This is known as: a. the Cabinet b. the Supreme Court c. the Senate d. the House of Representatives 5. If the president were to die/leave office, who would take over for him?
Video: The Presidents After the video clips answer the corresponding questions! http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperienc e/collections/presidents/ http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperienc e/collections/presidents/