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Who elects the president?

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Molly Turk

on 6 October 2017

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Transcript of Who elects the president?

Module Five Honors Assignment
The Powers of the President
Propose laws and programs to congress
Commands the armed forces
Appoints federal officers (cabinet members, judges, and ambassadors)
Prepares the budget
Receives foreign ambassadors
Conducts foreign relations
Approves or Vetos all bills passed by congress
May call special congressional sessions
Keeps congress informed on the state of the union
May pardon people found guilty of federal crimes
Independent Agencies
Executive Agencies: Specialized Agencies designed for a non-governmental purpose (like NASA)

Government Corporations: Non-profit government businesses

Regulatory Boards and Commissions: Designed to protect the public and monitor government agencies
International Trade
Agreements are made to facilitate trade between countries
NAFTA- The North American Free Trade Agreement
A coalition between the US, Canada, and Mexico
WTO- The World Trade Organization
Regulates international trade and limits embargoes, sanctions, and tariffs
The Electoral College
Each state has a certain amount of electoral votes, this is calculated based on the number of representatives a state has in congress at the time. For example: North Carolina has 13 representatives and 2 senators, this means that NC is represented by 15 electoral votes (making it a swing state).

A president needs 270/538 to win an election.
Who elects the president?
The citizens of the US vote for electors,
who then cast their votes in December
for the presidency. Electors are sworn to
cast their votes with the majority popular vote.
Foreign Policy Bureaucracy
The goals of foreign policy:
To protect the US
To facilitate international trade
To promote world peace
To promote democracy and uphold human rights
Council of Economic Advisers
President appoints three members that must be approved by the Senate first

They are supposed to help the president with economic decisions
Ambassadors
Appointments must be approved by the Senate
Only sent to countries that the US recognizes as official
Are the diplomatic arm of the US in each respective country
The Cabinet
Made up of the following members:
Secretary of State
Secretary of the Treasury
Secretary of Defense
Attorney General
Secretary of the Interior
Secretary of Agriculture
Secretary of Commerce
Secretary of Labor
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary of Transportation
Secretary of Energy
Secretary of Education
Secretary of Veterans
Secretary of Homeland Security
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