the order in which officials fill the office of president in case of a vacancy
director of the National Security Council Staff
National Security Adviser
one of the president's top assistants who is in charve of meida relations
OMB's review of all legislative proposals that executive agencies prepare
the release of secret information by anonymous government officials to the media
secretaries of the executive departments, the vice president, and other top officials that help the president make decisions and policy
where official government business happens
the official residence of the first family
has suffered two fires in the last 208 years
the white house
is first in line to fulfill the vacancy of the president should he become disabled or incapacitated to serve the country
gives a state of the union address to congress
an expert of foreign affairs
secretary of state
The most important duty of the president is to:
ensure that all laws of the United states are faithfully executed
Presidential Candidates who ahve this political philosophy have the best chance of being elected:
moderate political views
First woman nominated by a major political party for high office:
Which former president of the US ran for more than two terms in office?
This African American won the support of many delegates at the 1988 Democratic Convention
What is the right of the president to withhold certain information that he feels may put the safety of the American people in jeopardy?
the maximum time a president can be elected to serve is:
Which of the following is not a duty of the President of the United States? A. delivering a state of the union address to congress, B. voting on a issue in the senate if a tie occurs, C. Executing the laws of the US, D. overseeing the nation's Armed Forces, E. making treaties with other countries with the consent of the senate
What does "make sure all laws are faithfully executed" mean?
That it is the president's responsibility to make sure that the laws that Congress makes are protecting and serving American people
Which Article of the U.S. Constitution creates the Executive Branch of governtment?
After the assassination of Pres. Kennedy in 1963, Americans realized that the rules for _________ in the Constitution were not enough so they ratified the ________th amendment.
presidential succession, 25
Currently, the Secretary of State of the United States is
Eric Holder is the leader of the Department of ___________ as the ____________ ____________ of the country. He is also a member of President Obama
Justice, Attorney General
President Obama's __________ is not specified in the constitution it is decided by congress. He currently makes $400,000 a year.
Robert Gates is the:
Secretary of Defense
I anonymously called the newspaper yesterday to ___________ information about the spies I know from my neighborhood.
Media appointments and interviews are arranged and cleared by the
Rahm Emmanuel is the ___________________
chief of staff
The Chief of Staff to the president sends the budget and review to the ________________________ office.
Who would be president if something happened to the president and the VP? (give presidential succession order)
Speaker of the House, President Pro Tempore of Senate, Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Defense, Attorney General
used the "brain trust" for his cabinet
appointed Lauro Cavazos to the cabinet
appointed steven chu to the cabinet
secretary of war under george washington
secretary of treasury under george washington
secretary of state under g. washington
attorney general under g. washington
frances perkins was the first ___________ secretary of ________
frances perkins was nominated by
Responsibilities of Secretary of State
handles all foreign policy for the US, speaks for the u.s. at all united nations meetings,staffs embassies and helps the president select ambassadors
the role of the cabinet and much advice they give the president depends on the _________
Which is not a characteristic of current cabinet members? A. holds an advanced degree B. is college educated C. Must be at least 40 years old D should be a good Leader E should work well with people
Inner Cabinet consists of:
secretary of state, defense, treasury, and the attorney general
Steven Chu is the first cabinet member to _______________
with the Nobel Prize
Andrew Jackson nicknamed his cabinet the ____________
the first African American cabinet member was __________________
Created by the Reorganization Act of 1939
Executive Office of the President
National Security Council
Council of Economic Advisors
White House Office
Office of Management and Budget
Largest EOP Agency
Military and foreign policy advisers work within this entity
produces the Economic Report of the President
Authorized to give central clearance
Which of the following is NOT a reason that the EOP has grown? A. population has grown B. different presidents have created new officies and agencies C. more complex problems face the nation D. Taxes collected by the government have shrunk, so the offices have more free time
Newest Agency in the EOP: OMB, CEA, NSC, or the Office of National Drug Control Policy
Office of National Drug Control Policy
The ________ prepares the national budget every year
President ___________ is credited witht he creation of the EOP in 1939
The White House Office does all these tasks except for: A. preparing the nationonal budget B. writing reports and memos C. Gathering information D. Fulfilling the requests of the president
State of the Union Address is given how often, by who, and why is someone left behind?
once a year, by the president, at least one person stays behind so that if something were to happen to everyone at the address there would still be someone left to serve as president of the United States
Why is it significant that FDR selected Francis Perkins to his cabinet?
because she was selected during the great depression and back then women and men did not have equal rights
3 formal requirements to be president, as listed in the constitution
natural born citizen of the US, at least 35 years old, live in the U.S. for 14 years
4 informal requirements to be president
government experience, moderate political beliefs, money, strong personal characteristics
president gets $_______ a year for expenses
president gets $_______ a year for travel
air force one, marine one, other planes, helicopters, and limos
free medicare, dental care, and health care for life
lifetime pension= $______________
when retiring president gets free:
office space and mailing
when retiring president gets $_________ in office help per year
wife/husband of president gets $__________ in pension after retirement
VP presides over the __________
Factors limiting Cabinet's Role
Conflicting Loyalties; Secrecy and Trust; and competition between departments
How does the current cabinet differ from Washington's cabinet?
The positions have changed, and the cabinet is larger
President's Inner Circle
Chief of Staff, White House Counsel, Press Secretary and Staff, Assistant of Legislative Affairs
3 responsibilites of Chief of Staff
gather information about key policy and political issues, enforce rules and requests of the president, and decide whether or not a group of people can meet with the president
White House Counsel does:
advises the president on the legal consequences of his decisions
Press Secretary and Staff 3 responsibilites
set up press conferences, handles all press relations for white house, issue statments to public in president's name
assistant of legislative affairs deals with what branch the most
2 responsibilites of assistant of legislative affairs
lets the president know of the reactions of congress to his actions, lobby lawmakers to gain support of president
White House Press Secretary (who)
President's inner cabinet
Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Treasury, Attorney General
Cabinet members are nominated by
cabinet members are confirmed by a
what are four key positions on the white house staff?
Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff, White House Counsel, Press Secretary
2 functions of the OMB
review all budgets from executive agencies, review all legislative proposals executive agencies prepare
How many offices in the EOP?
How many offices in the WHO?
Where does the inner circle work?
How many employees in the EOP today?
Where does the EOP meet?
the White House's West Wing and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building