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Module 5 Honors Assignment

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Emily Watkins
Module 5 Honors Assignment
Council of Economic Advisors
Cabinet
Independent Agencies
Category 3
Foreign Policy Bureaucracy
Ambassadors
International Trade
Category 2
Who elects the President
Electoral College
Powers of the President
Category One
The popular vote and the Electoral College.
The people elect the President indirectly.
The Electoral College elects the President directly.
(More information available on the next slide)
Who elects the President
The Foreign Policy Bureaucracy informs the President of the matters in the world that pertain to the 4 goals of foreign policy. (National Security, International Trade, World Peace, and the promotion of democracy and human rights) Members of the Foreign Policy Bureaucracy include the Department of Defense, the State Department, the National Security Council, and the Central Intelligence Agency.
Foreign Policy Bureaucracy
Three members are appointed by the President to the Council of Economic Advisors. In order for the three to serve, they must be approved by the Senate first. After being approved, these members advise the President matters pertaining to the economy. Several of these matters include unemployment, inflation, foreign trade, and tax policies.
Council of Economic Advisors
Electoral College
Ambassadors are appointed to different countries by the President, in order to carry out foreign policy. The United States must accept the government as legally in power in order to send an Ambassador to a certain country. All Ambassador Appointments must be approved by Senate in order to be followed through.
Ambassadors
The President's Cabinet is composed of the heads, otherwise known as the secretaries (or the Attorney General for the Department of Justice), of the 15 executive departments. Each of the heads give the President advice pertaining to their department, and the President decides if the advice is reliable. The President arrange when a meeting is held for the Cabinet.
Cabinet
Powers of the President
As stated in the previous slide, people vote for the President indirectly and the Electoral College votes for the President directly. The process of voting for the President is as follows: The people cast their vote on a ballot that elects the "electors." The Electors make up the Electoral College. The Electoral College casts their vote directly in electing the President. It is the Electors Job to represent the people as a whole, accurately and abide by the popular vote. Larger states have more electors and in order for a President to win, they must have at least 270 out of the 538 votes.
The President holds many powers which include:
Preparing the budget of the federal government
Approving or Vetoing all bills passed by Congress
Conducting foreign relations of the United States
Proposing laws and programs to Congress
Being Commander in Chief of the armed forces
Calling special sessions of Congress
Keeping Congress informed about the state of the nation and economy
Appointing Cabinet members, ambassadors, and federal judges
International Trade
Independent Agencies
Rules of trade and the products allowed to be traded are decided by the President through negotiation and agreement with other nations. Trade barriers, tariffs, and trade sanctions may be included within the set of rules established. If the US does not agree with the policies of another country, an embargo may be used as a punishment. An example of International Trade is NAFTA, the North American Foreign Trade Agreement. This is between Canada, the US, and Mexico. The WTO, or the World Trade Organization aims to improve global rules of trade between nations.
There are three different types of Independent Agencies:
Executive Agencies- Focused in specialized areas. They write strategies for putting laws into action, regulate different agencies’ activities, and prepare the government’s day to day activities.
Regulatory Commissions- Regulate a portion of the government. They monitor goverment officials’ spending, protect the public from harm, and gaurantee that companies run efficiently.
Government Corporations- Private-like businesses run by the government. They charge for their services but do not make a profit off of them.
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