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  1. CH. 8 Sec 3 Notes The President’s Cabinet

  2. THE PRESIDENT’S CABINET Sec. of Homeland Security Sec. of Defense Sec. of State Attorney General Sec. of Treasury Sec. of Agriculture Sec. of Interior Sec. of Commerce Sec. of Labor Sec. of Education Sec. of Energy Sec. of Transportation Sec. of Health & Human Services Sec. of Housing & Urban Dev. Sec. of Veteran Affairs

  3. The “Inner” Cabinet • The secretaries of state, defense, treasury, and the attorney General. • These departments deal with the security and well-being of the nation on a daily basis.

  4. Selection of Cabinet Members • Is largely a political process • Factors considered in appointment are: • compatible background • geographic balance • pleasing interest groups • high level of administrative skills • ethnic variety

  5. Landmark Cabinet Appointments • First Black department secretary • Robert Weaver (HUD) 1966 • First Woman department secretary • Frances Perkins (Labor) 1933 • First Hispanic secretary • Lauro Cavazos (Education) 1988

  6. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country. The department's headquarters is at the Pentagon.

  7. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice The mission of the State Department is to create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community through diplomacy. The departments headquarters is at the State Department Building in Washington D.C.

  8. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales The Mission of the Department of Justice is to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety; prevent and control crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of cimes; and to ensure fair and impartial justice for all Americans. The department is headquartered in the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building in Washington D.C.

  9. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson The mission of the Department of the Treasury is to promote the conditions for prosperity and stability in the United States by raising the rate of sustainable growth, steward U.S. economic and financial systems, and encourage prosperity and stability in the rest of the world by influencing global financial and economic issues whenever possible. The department is headquartered in the U.S. Treasury Building in Washington D.C.

  10. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff The mission of the Department of Homeland Security is to secure America and its borders by preventing against terrorist attacks and protecting against and responding to threats and hazards to the nation. No permanent headquarters has been chosen yet.

  11. Secretary of Agriculture Michael Johanns The mission of the Department of Agriculture is to develop and execute policy on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, end hunger at home and abroad based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management. The department is headquartered in Washington D.C.

  12. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne The Mission of the Department of the Interior is to protect, manage, maintain and provide access to our Nation's natural resources, national parks, natural and cultural heritage. The department is headquartered in Washington D.C.

  13. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez The mission of the Department of Commerce is to foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce of the United States. The department is headquartered in Washington D.C.

  14. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao The mission of the Department of Labor is to be responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, re-employment services, and some economic statistics. The department is headquartered in Washington D.C.

  15. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings The mission of the Department of Education is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation. The department is headquartered in Washington D.C.

  16. Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman The mission of the Department of Energy is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States, promote scientific and technological innovation, and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. The department is headquartered in the Forrestal Building in Washington D.C.

  17. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters The mission of the Department of Transportation is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future. The department is headquartered in Washington D.C.

  18. Secretary of Health & Human Services Michael Leavitt The Department of Health and Human Services mission is to protect the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The department is headquartered in Washington D.C.

  19. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson The mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs is to provide excellence in patient care, personal and family benefits and prompt and seamless service to veterans of our armed forces. The department is headquartered in Washington D.C.

  20. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Alphonso Jackson The mission of the Department of Housing & Urban Development is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. The department is headquartered in the Robert C Weaver federal building in Washington D.C.