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Philadelphia Convention
Resolved... that a national Government ought to be established consisting of a supreme Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary.
-Edmund Randolph, Delegate from Virginia
The President
The Vice President
How It Was Created
On May 25, 1787, delegates representing every state, besides Rhode Island, came to Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania State House for the Constitutional Convention.
Ana Pons, Sydney Alvey, Madylin Jandreau, Megan Witt, Kara Mase, Ashley Rutz
The Executive Branch
The Electoral College
Responsible for implementing, supporting, and enforcing the laws


Consists of...
Vice President
Executive Departments
Independent Agencies
Other Boards, Commissions, and Committees
Delegates put together a unique system of government, in which there was an Executive, Judicial, and Legislative Branch.

The Executive and Judicial branches together form the "Council of Revision"
Duties of the President:
Commander in Chief of U.S. Armed Forces
Makes treaties with Senate approval
Responsible for nominating head of governmental departments
Can issue executive orders
Can issue pardons for federal offenses
Can convene Congress for special sessions
Can veto legislation approved by Congress
Delivers a State of Union address
Ceremonial Assistant to President
If the President is not able to serve, the Vice President can assume the Presidency
President of the Senate
Consists of 538 electors
270 votes are required to elect the President
Each candidate running for President in a state has his/her own electors
The Cabinet
The Department of State
Plays the lead role in developing and implementing the President's foreign policy
Responsibilities include:
Representing the U.S. abroad
Foreign assistance
Foreign military training programs
Countering international crime
Assistance to foreign nationals seeking entrance into the U.S.
Department Mission Statement:
"The Department's mission is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people, and people everywhere"- state.gov
Department of Treasury
Responsible for promoting economic property and ensuring the soundness and security of the U.S. and international financial systems
Operates and maintains systems such as:
Production of coin and currency.
Dispersant of payments to the American public
Collection of taxes
Borrowing of funds necessary to run the federal government
"Maintain a strong economy and create economic and jobs opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable economic growth and stability at home and abroad, strengthen national security by combating threats and protecting the integrity of the financial system, and manage the U.S. Government's finances and resources effectively"
Department of Defense
Responsible for providing the military forces necessary to avert war and protect our country
Under the President, the Secretary of Defense exercises authority, direction, and control over the Department
Major elements:
Marine Corps
Air force
Attorney General (Justice Department)
The chief legal officer of the states, commonwealths, and territories of the U.S.
Serves as a counselor to their legislatures and state agencies
Peoples lawyer for all citizens
Department of the Interior
Protects America's natural resources and heritage
Respects our cultures and tribal communities
Supplies the energy
Organization of Duties
Department of Agriculture
Manages the American farming industry
Aids farmers in price support by granting subsidies
Inspects food for safety
Helps to expand agricultural markets overseas and supports economic development
Creates conditions for economic growth
Job creation
Economic well being
Sustainable development
Improves standards of living
Works with:
Department of Commerce
Department of Labor
Develops and improves the welfare of wage earners, job seekers, and retired people
Improves working conditions
Advances opportunities for profitable employment
Promise work related benefits/rights
Department of Health and Human Services
Protects the health and well being of Americans
Provides effective health and human services as well as creates advances in medicine, public health, and social services
Department of Homeland Security
Secures the nation from threats
Consists of more than 240,000 employees
Jobs include:
Aviation and border security
Emergency response
Cyber security analysts
Chemical facility inspector
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Manages federal programs created to help Americans with housing needs
Seeks to increase home ownership
Supports community development
Increases access to affordable housing
Department of Transportation
Department of Education
Helps maintain and develop the nation's transportation systems and framework
Supports movement of American's:
Responsible for supporting the education of American children (and adults)
The smallest of all Cabinet-level departments
Helps promote programs that teach children how to read, learn science, or help students attend college
Department of Energy
In charge of advancing the national, economic, and energy security
Promotes scientific and technological advances and research
Ensures the environmental clean-up of the national nuclear weapon complex
Department of Veterans Affairs
Responsible for providing services to America's veterans
Health care services
Benefit programs
Access to national cemeteries
THe Federal Communication Commission
The Federal Reserve System
The Federal Trade Commission
The General Accounting Office
The general Services administration
the interstate commerce commission
The NAtional Foundation on the arts and the HUmanities
The national labor relations board
the national science foundation
the office of national drug control policy
the office of personel management
the peace corps
the securities and exchange commimsions
the small business administration
The united states arms control and disarmament agency
The United states postal service
The Federal Communication Commission
The Federal Reserve System
The Federal Trade Commission
The General Accounting Office
The General Services Administration
The Interstate Commerce Commission
The National Foundation On the Arts and the Humanities
The National Labor Relations Board
The National Science Foundation
The Office of National Drug Control Policy
The Office of Personnel Management
The Peace Corps
The Securities and Exchange Commissions
The Small Business Administration
The United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
The United States Postal Service
Independent Agencies
Fun Facts About Our Presidents
July 13, 1985
Vice President George H.W Bush served as President while President Ronald Reagan was in surgery for 8 hours
Bill Clinton is a two time Grammy winner
George W. Bush was a cheerleader in High School
Gerald Ford became vice president when Spiro Agnew resigned and became president when Nixon resigned; he was never elected into office.
Speaker of the House takes Presidency if both President and Vice President die. If the speaker of the house dies then the Presidents pro tempore of the U.S senate takes over. If they die than the secretary of state takes over presidency.
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The President...
Is elected every 4 years.
Must be at least 35 years old.
Must be a native born citizen of the United States.
A resident of the U.S. for at least 14 years.
Election of the President
is an indirect vote.
Citizens vote for members of electoral college.
The electoral college votes for president.
If there is no electoral college winner, the House of Representatives chooses the President.
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