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1

What are some US cabinet positions?

-Vice President
-Secretary of state
-Secretary of the treasury
-Secretary of defense
-Attorney general
-Secretary of labour
-Secretary of education

2

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)

3

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.

4

Who were 3 important presidents?

-Reagan: Huge tax cuts and capitalist focus. "new federalism" (small government")
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