Objective: Use critical thinking skills to discover how the President of the United States gathers information and makes decisions.
Every President appoints a group of advisors to assist with the daily operation of our government and to help make important decisions. The people the President chooses for certain jobs must be approved by the U.S. Senate. These advisors are called the President's Cabinet. The President selects other officials and experts who advise him but do not need Senate approval. These advisors may attend classified meetings and share important briefings with the President.
Directions: Please use the glossary on Page 9 in your Top Secret Agent File to match the job title with the correct job description.
_______ 1. Cabinet
_______ 2. Secretary of Defense
_______ 3. Secretary of State
_______ 4. Chief of Staff
_______ 5. National Security Advisor
_______ 6. White House Counsellor
_______ 7. National Intelligence Officer
_______ 8. Vice President
A. Advises the President in political matters
B. Next in line for the Presidency
C. Leads the military
D. CIA expert on specific world regions
E. Senate elected advisors to President
F. Helps President negotiate with other countries
G. Manages White House staff
H. Provides safely for U.S. citizens