Organizing to Govern

The people who make up the modern president’s cabinet are the heads of the major federal departments and ________.

  1. must be confirmed by the Senate
  2. once in office are subject to dismissal by the Senate
  3. serve two-year terms
  4. are selected base on the rules of patronage

A very challenging job for new presidents is to ______.

  1. move into the White House
  2. prepare and deliver their first State of the Union address
  3. nominate and gain confirmation for their cabinet and hundreds of other officials
  4. prepare their first executive budget



How do presidents work to fulfill their campaign promises once in office?