Presidential job description
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Presidential job description
The Executive Branch
Warm Up:Identify the President’sRole Clinton appointed Ruth Bader Ginsberg to the 1) President Supreme Court. 2) Jimmy Carter brought Egypt and Israel together to sign the Camp David Peace Accords in 1979. 3) President Clinton sent Hillary Clinton to represent the United States at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. 4) President Kennedy ordered Americas nuclear forces on high alert during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. 5) President Carter placed restrictions on the sale of gasoline during the 1979 energy crisis. 6) The president made his annual state-of-the union address to Congress to outline his agenda for the year.
U.S. Constitution – Article II Review Legal requirements for the Presidency in the Constitution ○ go to pg 766 in American Government textbook Roles/jobs of the President Brainstorm traits and skills that would help a candidate succeed in office Make a list
The Roles The Constitution speaks briefly about the duties of the President His duties can be broken into 6 main roles: Chief of State Chief Executive Chief Diplomat Commander in Chief Chief Legislator Chief of Party
C-SPAN 2009 PresidentialLeadership Survey 65 presidential historians ranked 42 former presidents on ten leadership attributes Top/Bottom Ten Individual leadership characteristicshttp://legacy.c-span.org/PresidentialSurvey/presidential-leadership-survey.aspx
Most Important Role Today Given the challenges that the Unites States is facing right now, what would you say is the Presidents’ most important role? What should Obama pay particular attention to? Why?
Oversees Numerous Departments Offices, Agencies, Bureaus, etcExecutive DepartmentsDepartment of Agriculture (USDA)Department of Commerce (DOC)Department of Defense (DOD)Department of Education (ED)Department of Energy (DOE)Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)Department of Homeland Security (DHS)Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)Department of Justice (DOJ)Department of Labor (DOL)Department of State (DOS)Department of the Interior (DOI)Department of the TreasuryDepartment of Transportation (DOT)Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
All the President’sMen and Women Learn who helps the President in all of his roles Match the job to its description
Wrap-Up:Pick one of the quotes below, then answer thequestions in paragraph form “The only title in our democracy superior to that of President is the title of citizen.” - Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice (1856-1941) “I not only use all of the brains I have but all I can borrow.” - Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the U.S. (1856-1924)What do you think the author is saying?Do you agree or disagree and why?