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THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH. The Executive Office of the President established in Article II of the Constitution. The Executive Branch of the United States is headed by the President. It also includes the Vice President, the President's Cabinet, and all Executive Agencies.

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    1. THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH The Executive Office of the President established in Article II of the Constitution

    2. The Executive Branch of the United States is headed by the President It also includes the Vice President, the President's Cabinet, and all Executive Agencies

    3. CONSTITUTIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE PRESIDENCY must be 35 a natural born U.S. citizen must have lived in the country for 14 years the only expressed, or written, qualifications in the Constitution

    4. The President has many roles, sometimes called the "hats" of the President

    5. Chief Executive makes sure that federal laws are enforced, appoints officials, issues executive orders

    6. Chief Diplomat responsible for dealing with other countries, making treaties, appointing ambassadors

    7. Chief Legislator proposes many laws to Congress, tries to push them through, can call a special session of Congress

    8. Commander in Chief head of the armed forces of the United States. sends troops to other countries

    9. Chief of Party leader of his or her political party

    10. Chief of State symbol of the country

    11. PRESIDENTIAL POWERS

    12. PRESIDENTIAL POWERS Military Powers Diplomatic Powers Executive Powers Legislative Powers The President has the following powers from the Constitution:

    13. PRESIDENTIAL POWERS Economic Planning Executive Privilege Impoundment Persuasion The following evolutionary powers have also developed over time

    14. THE VICE PRESIDENT • an important position! • President of the Senate - only votes in case of a tie • Successor to the Presidency if the President is unable to continue (death, illness, crazy) • Partially determines Presidential disability

    15. THE CABINET the heads of the Executive Departments Executive departments were established to concentrate on certain issues

    16. Two roles ADVISORY DEPARTMENTAL

    17. Meet the Cabinet • Cabinet

    18. INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Also part of the executive branch

    19. Regulatory commissionsthat protect the public interest by controlling certain types of businesses and industries FOR EXAMPLE Federal Communications Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Federal Reserve System, Securities Exchange Commission

    20. Government corporationsbusinesses run by the federal government FOR EXAMPLE The U.S. Postal Service Amtrak

    21. Independent executive agencies agencies outside of the Cabinet that oversee a single area FOR EXAMPLE National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Central Intelligence Agency, Migratory Bird Conservation Committee

    22. Independent agencies and regulatory commissions are controlled by the President, who is the head of the Executive branch. There are many people employed by the Executive branch - in fact, about 3 million!!!!