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Article 2: Executive Branch. The White House. White House Front View. Article 2: Executive Branch. The White House. Article 2: Executive Branch. The White House. White House Rear View. Article 2: Executive Branch. The White House.
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Article 2: Executive BranchThe White HouseWhite House Front ViewArticle 2: Executive BranchThe White HouseArticle 2: Executive BranchThe White HouseWhite House Rear ViewArticle 2: Executive BranchThe White HouseArticle 2 tells about the powers and requirements to be part of the Executive Branch of government.Article 2: Executive BranchREQUIREMENTS to become president (or vice president) Must be at least 35 years old  Must be a natural-born citizen Must have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 yearsOnce elected, the president serves a 4 year termOnce elected, the president serves a 4 year termArticle 2: Executive BranchOriginally, there was no limit to the number of years one person could be president.Article 2: Executive BranchFranklin D. Roosevelt was the only president to serve more than 2 terms. He was elected for his fourth term, but died before completing it. He served as president for just over 12 years.No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.22nd AmendmentTerm limit: 2 terms (8 years) and no more than 10 years total.But how could someone serve for 10 years then?No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.22nd AmendmentBut how could someone serve for 10 years then?If the Vice President has to take over because the President dies, is impeached, or resigns, then he can serve an additional two years. So 2 + 4 + 4 = 10 years total.1st term 2nd TermArticle 2: Executive BranchPresidentBarrack ObamaVice PresidentJoseph BidenArticle 2: Executive BranchJobs of the Vice President To run the Senate To take over if the President can’t serveVice PresidentJoe BidenVice President- There is not much about the Vice President in the Constitution except that he would replace the President if he were to.- The Vice President helps the President carry out his many jobs.Article 2: Executive BranchJobs of the President1. Chief Executive2. Commander-in-Chief3. Chief of State4. Chief Diplomat5. Chief Lawmaker6. Party ChiefArticle 2: Executive BranchPresidentBarrack ObamaChief Executive- Makes sure laws passed by Congress are carried out.- Hires people to work for the government- Helps decide how to spend the tax money- Makes sure government agencies are running properlyKind of like the C.E.O. (boss) of the governmentArticle 2: Executive BranchCommander-in-Chief- Leads the armed forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Coast Guard)- Makes final decisions about how to use the military.- Works with the generals to choose the best battle plans.The President is the civilian leader of the military, not an actual member of the army.Article 2: Executive BranchChief of State- Is the host and meets with leaders from foreign countries that are visiting America.- Makes speeches to the country on important national holidays or events.- Gives out awards and medals and attends ceremonies and funerals to represent the United States.The President is the “face” of the U.S.Article 2: Executive BranchChief Diplomat- Has to set the country’s foreign policy. - Travels to foreign countries to meet with their leaders.- Appoints (hires) ambassadors to represent the United States in foreign countries.The President decides whether we are going to be friendly with other countries or not depending on how they treat the U.S. and their people.Article 2: Executive BranchChief Lawmaker- Works with Congress to get his plan for the country done. - Helps Congress decide how to spend tax money.The President can not make a law by himself, but suggests many laws to Congress and approves or rejects laws passed by Congress.Article 2: Executive BranchParty Chief- Represents the ideas of his political party - Tries to help his political party get re-elected to important positions- Holds fund-raisers to get money for their political partyEven though political parties are not in the Constitution, they play a big part in our country.Article 2: Executive BranchThe Cabinet- Since the President can’t be an expert on everything, the has a cabinet of advisors to help give him advice about different topics and to help him run the government departments.- There are 15 different Cabinet positions in the government today.Article 2: Executive BranchThe CabinetArticle 2: Executive Branch
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