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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
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?
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.shtmlhttp://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.