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NAME _______Seth______________________________________ DATE ____10/18/16______________ CLASS _C__________
Directions: Read the lesson and complete the outline below. Refer to your text to fill in the blanks.
The cabinet is made up of the advisors of the president, the chief of
the executive departments, and other top government officials.
The president-elect considers a candidate’s expertise in the particular policy area along with general and supervisory experience.
The president reserves some cabinet positions for loyal supporters and satisfies powerful
Guided Reading ActivityStructure and Functions of the Executive BranchLesson 1 The Cabinet and Executive Office of the PresidentReview Questions intrest groups while assembling a cabinet with demographic diversity .
Appointments are not automatic because the senate gives the conformation hearings
F. A cabinet meets when called by the President
, and its role in decision making
depends entirely on the wishes of the President
the power to confirm or reject a president’s choice for cabinet secretary.
In 1926 the Supreme Court clarified the right of a president to fire a cabinet member or any other executive employee without congressional approval .
G. The loyalties of cabinet secretaries are divided among the president who appointed them, the Secretary of State
long-term officials in their own department, members of Congress , and intrest
The Executive Office of the President
The Reorganization Act of 1939 created the cabinet
to assist the president following the dramatic growth of the government.
NAME ________Seth_____________________________________ DATE ____10/18/16______________ CLASS _____C______
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) prepares the national budget
for the president to present to Congress.
The National Security Council (NSC), directed by the National
Security Council , advises the president and coordinates American military and
The Council of Economic Advisors assesses the nation’s economic health
and tries to predict future economic conditions.
The Office of Economic Opportunity, a unit of the EOP, is a set of key
Guided Reading Activity cont.Structure and Functions of the Executive Branchadvisers and assistants for the president who do not require Senate confirmation to their posts.
The White House Office oversees the work and
operations of the White House and the EOP, while the
handles press relations.
Presidents sometimes claim the right of
and refuse to provide documents or other records to the legislative and judicial branches.
Summary and Reflection
Directions: Summarize the main ideas of this lesson by answering the question below.
How is the role of a cabinet secretary similar to and different from the role of a White House Office staff member?