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Module 5 Honors Assignment
Transcript of Module 5 Honors Assignment
By: Jordyn Byers
The Constitution set up the electoral college. The members vote for the candidate that the general population chooses, and that's how the President is elected.
The Electoral College was created by the constitution. It is a group of people who vote for the election of the President and the Vice President.
Powers of the President
1. Propose laws and programs to Congress
2. Commander in Chief of Congress
3. Appoints cabinet members
4. Prepares the budget for the federal government
5. Receives foreign ambassadors
6. Conducts the foreign relations of the U.S.
7. Approves/vetoes any and all bills passed by Congress
8. Can call special sessions of Congress
9. Informs Congress about the conditions of the nation and the economy
10. Can pardon people found guilty of federal crimes
The President has the foreign policy bureaucracy because it gives him information about what is happening around the world when it comes to the 4 American policy goals.
Members of the foreign policy bureaucracy are:
- The Central Intelligence Agency
- The Department of State
- The Department of Defense
- The National Security Agency
The President carries out the foreign policy by appointing ambassadors to other countries. The Senator has to approve all the ambassador appointments made by the President.
The President makes agreements with other nations about what can be traded and the rules about trading. The rules can include trade sanctions, trade barriers, and terrorists. The World Trade Organization helps to deal with global trade between nations.
The Council of Economic Advisers has 3 members, appointed by the President, who have to be approved by the Senate before they can serve on the council. They give the President advice about economic matters.
The President's Cabinet is a group of advisers. The President decides on when they meet and how much he will rely on the advice they're giving.
Executive agencies, regulatory commissions and government corporations are the 3 types of independent agencies. The people who work for these agencies are not a part of the cabinet, but they are chosen by the President and approved by the Senate.