Flashcards in Presidents and the presidency Deck (4)
What are some US cabinet positions?
-Secretary of state
-Secretary of the treasury
-Secretary of defense
-Secretary of labour
-Secretary of education
What are ways a President can kill a bill?
-Veto (refuses to sign, sent back to congress)
-Refusing to act on a bill (pocket veto) if bill passed within last 10 days of congress
-Line item veto (veto certain parts/lines)
Who are some famous cabinet members?
-Henry Wallace (agriculture) set up food stamps and school lunches that survive today
-Robert Gates (defense)
-Robert F. Kennedy (AG) pursued organised crime figures like Jimmy Hoffa, and protected civil rights leaders.