The Cabinet

In the section dealing with the President no mention is made of the enormous administrative apparatus that makes up the Executive Branch of government. The President of the United States needs help to run this huge organization. Therefore he appoints persons to his personal “Cabinet” which heads the administration, as it is known.

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Task

Find out: 

  • the origins of the Cabinet
  • how many members of the Cabinet there are today and what they represent

Which of the Cabinet positions do you think are the most powerful?