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  1. PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT 8.1

  2. President’s Term and Salary • Twenty-second Amendment • Limits presidents to two terms • Allows a vice president who takes over the presidency and serves two years or less of the former president’s term to serve two additional terms • Constitution • Did not specify the amount of compensation, or salary, the president would receive

  3. Presidential Succession • Twenty-fifth Amendment • Establishes the order of succession to the presidency and spells out what happens when the vice presidency becomes vacant • Vice president • Speaker of the House • President pro tempore of the Senate

  4. The Vice President’s Role • To preside over the Senate and to vote in case of a tie • To help decide whether the president is disabled and to act as president should that happen

  5. ELECTING THE PRESIDENT Chapter 8, Section 2

  6. Article II of the Constitution • Provided for each state to choose electors by a method the state legislature would set up

  7. How were the first electors in the Electoral College chosen?

  8. Twelfth Amendment • Requires that the electors cast separate ballots for president and vice president and that if no candidate receives a majority, the House chooses from the top three candidates

  9. Electoral College • 538 electors • The total of the House and Senate members plus 3 for the District of Columbia

  10. Inauguration • The new president • Takes office at noon on January 20 • The chief justice administers the oath of office

  11. The Cabinet Ch. 8.3

  12. Purpose of cabinets: Characteristics of most cabinet members: How cabinet members are nominated: How appointments are confirmed: