persons appointed by a head of state to head executive departments of government and act as official advisers
head of cabinet department
how may cabinets
Why does the president rely on the congress to fill his cabinet positions?
Trust of people
Explain the role of the cabinet
run the apartment and advise as experts
for what three reasons do presidents often dismiss department heads during their presidency?
not loyal, cant trust them, political problems with the president
Define "outer Cabinet'
who head department that represent narrow interest such as agriculture or veterans affairs
Which cabinet group has the greatest influence on the president?
what three groups must a cabinet member be responsive to?
1. career OfficeMax, congress, interest groups
what is the Inner cabinet?
The secretaries of state, defense, treasury, and the attorney general fill this role is most administration
how long is a presidential term?
how many terms can a person serve as president
which amendment put term limits on a president
which article of our constitution explains the office of the president
what is the order of succession to four people should the president not be able to carry out his/her duties?
can not carry duties
What are the two duties spelled out in the constitution for the V.P
1. weakness 2.sickness
other them salary what other compensation does the president get?
what is the make up of people who have become president
where was the Electoral college established?
Article 2 of the constitution
Why did our founding fathers choose this system to elect the president?
the congress would dominate the presidency
who determines the method to select electors?
each state was responsible for choosing the method for determine electors
a citizen who has a legal right to vote
The official vote for the President of the United States
How many electoral votes does a candidate need?
how is the number of electoral votes determines?
Electoral votes are equal to the number of member in congress plus three for the district of Columbia (535+3=538)
What happens in the event of a tie or a candidate does not get a majority?
in case of a tie or no candidate gets a majority the house of Representatives chooses the president each state only receives one vote
what is the winner takes all method?
the candidate with the greatest popular vote gets all electoral votes and no elector is bound by the popular vote to vote for that
what are the arguments against the Electoral College?
a vote can win the popular vote but lose the election or a third party candidate can influence the election by bargaining with their electoral votes