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Bellringer. What is the process for Presidential Impeachment? What were the charges brought against President Clinton? Was he found guilty? What were the charges brought against President Johnson? Was he found guilty?.

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Bellringer

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  • What is the process for Presidential Impeachment?

  • What were the charges brought against President Clinton? Was he found guilty?

  • What were the charges brought against President Johnson? Was he found guilty?


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SSCG15 The student will explain the functions of the departments and agencies of the federal bureaucracy.

The Federal BureaucracyG-U3-L5


What is federal bureaucracy

What is Federal Bureaucracy?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSLF6c7QrEg&feature=relmfu

  • Why did the video say that bureaucrats were the “action figures” of the executive branch?


Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy

  • Bureaucracy: a large administrative structure that handles the business of a large organization

  • Bureaucracies have 3 principle characteristics:

    • Hierarchical Authority

    • Job Specialization

    • Formal Rules

    • The Executive departments the largest structures of the federal Bureaucracy.


Our federal bureaucracy

Our Federal Bureaucracy

  • Made up of all of the agencies, departments, and people that allow our National Government to get their job accomplished

  • Through the bureaucracy, public policy gets administered

  • The people working within the bureaucracy (call bureaucrats) are non elected positions


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Executive Branch

There are different types of organizations in the Federal Bureaucracy:

See the four different types below 

President

Executive Departments

(Cabinet Members)

Executive Agencies

Government Corporations

Independent Regulatory Agencies (Independent Regulatory Commissions)


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Bureaucracy Organization: The Cabinet

  • The Cabinet:the group of people that are the Presidents’ closest advisors; they specialize in a policy area and are in charge of one department

    • i.e. Department of Treasury/ Secretary of Treasury

  • 15 Executive Departments

  • Each Department is headed by a SECRETARY


  • Cabinet departments

    State

    Defense

    Treasury

    Justice

    Interior

    Agriculture

    Commerce

    Labor

    Health and Human Services

    Housing and Urban Development

    Transportation

    Energy

    Education

    Veteran Affairs

    Homeland Security

    Cabinet Departments


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    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/07/politics/main4583057.shtml


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    • Independent Agencies

      • THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF AGENCIES!

      • Generally, agencies are the non-cabinet level organizations

      • Examples: NASA, FDA (Food and Drug Admin), EPA (environmental Protection Agency), CIA

      • Regulatory Agencies

        • One TYPE of agency, but they are a little more specific in their responsibility

        • Monitor economic activity

        • There are 12 of these organizations


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    • Independent Agencies

      • Government Corporations: These organizations are controlled by the President, but they are different because they run business-like activities

      • Best examples = the POST OFFICE, AMTRAK (railroad)


    Closing task

    Closing Task

    • Explain why the federal bureaucracy are the “arms and legs” of the Executive Branch?

    • Explain this political cartoon and how it negatively portrays the federal bureaucracy.


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