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Executive Branch. Qualifications for office: Age 35 yrs old (life expectancy in 1790: (34.5yrs) Birth Must be born in the U.S. Must have lived in the U.S. for 14 yrs. Length of term 4yrs (8yrs) Impeachment To bring charges against the President (to accuse)

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    1. Executive Branch

    2. Qualifications for office: • Age • 35 yrs old (life expectancy in 1790: (34.5yrs) • Birth • Must be born in the U.S. • Must have lived in the U.S. for 14 yrs

    3. Length of term • 4yrs (8yrs) Impeachment • To bring charges against the President (to accuse) • (Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton) • Senate tries the case (is the jury)

    4. Duty • Carry out laws/can veto legislation from the Congress • Can issue executive orders • Can also issue pardons

    5. What is the cabinet? • Heads of departments/serve as advisors • President’s salary? • $400,000 • In retirement $199,700 and secret service protection for life if President prior to 1997 Succession to the Presidency • A strict order has been made starting with the Vice President • (see next slide for a full list)

    6. 1. Vice President of the United States (Joe Biden (D-DE))2. Speaker of the House of Representatives (John Boehner (R-OH)) 3. President pro Tempore of the Senate (Patrick Leahy (D-VT))(longest serving senator of the president’s party) The secretaries of the president's Cabinet now fill out the balance of the order of presidential succession:4. Secretary of State5. Secretary of the Treasury6. Secretary of Defense7. Attorney General8. Secretary of the Interior9. Secretary of Agriculture10. Secretary of Commerce11. Secretary of Labor12. Secretary of Health & Human Services13. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development14. Secretary of Transportation15. Secretary of Energy16. Secretary of Education17. Secretary of Veterans' Affairs18. Secretary of Homeland Security

    7. Vice-President – Joe Biden Salary - $231,900

    8. Speaker of the House – John Boehner Salary - $223,500

    9. President Pro-Tem of the Senate – Patrick Leahy Salary - $174,000

    10. Secretary of State – Hillary Clinton Salary - $186,600

    11. Secretary of the Treasury –Tim Geithner Salary - $191,3000