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  1. GOVERNMENT CHAPTER 15

  2. Purpose of the Cabinet Secretaries • To advise the president in their areas of expertise. • Direct their cabinet departments.

  3. Inner Circle • The following cabinet departments are some of the most important. • They cabinet secretaries meet with the president frequently. • They are called the Inner Circle – along with other close advisors to the president, including; • Chief of Staff • National Security Advisor • Vice President

  4. State Department • Advises on foreign policy • Oldest • Most prestigious • Negotiates agreements with other countries • Secretary John Kerry

  5. Treasury Department • Advises on monetary policy • Prints money • Borrows $ and deals with public debt • Collects Taxes • Secretary Jack Lew

  6. Defense Department • Advises on military policy • Joint Chiefs • Provides military forces • Largest of depts. 700,000 civilians & 1.4 million military • Secretary Chuck Hagel

  7. Justice Department • Advises on legal policy • Federal prosecutors (lawyers for the US) • Oversees federal prisons • Law Enforcement • Attorney General Eric Holder

  8. Interior Department • Advises on land policy (Dept. of Dirt) • Manages public lands, wildlife refuges, & national parks • Operates Hydro-electric power • Manages Native American affairs • Secretary Sally Jewell

  9. …Homeland Security Department • Advises on national security policy • Newest (2002) • Manages border & transportation security • Develops emergency plans • Safeguards infrastructure & information • Secretary Janet Napolitano

  10. What do you know? • Turn your flyer (or alternate assignment) in to the basket. • Get out a scrap sheet of paper…

  11. Question #1 • 1. After the Vice- President, name the 2 offices who are next in line for the presidency and the 2 people who hold that office. • Office, person • Office, person

  12. Question #2 • 2. Name the first 5 cabinet departments in line for the presidency (in order) and the name of the secretary from that department. • Cabinet department, secretary • Cabinet department, secretary • Cabinet department, secretary • Cabinet department, secretary • Cabinet department, secretary

  13. Question #3 • 3. Name the cabinet department who is responsible for… • Coining money • Safeguarding food • Negotiates treaties • Manages Yellowstone • Oversees the FBI

  14. Answers #1 & 2 • 1. Speaker of the House/ John Boehner • Pres. Pro Tem/ Patrick Leahy • 2. State/ John Kerry • Treasury/ Jack Lew • Defense/ Chuck Hagel • Justice / Eric Holder • Interior / Sally Jewell

  15. Answer #3 • 3. Name the cabinet department who is responsible for… • Coining money - Treasury • Safeguarding food- Agriculture • Negotiates treaties- State • Manages Yellowstone - Interior • Oversees the FBI - Justice