American Gov 8.4 The Executive Office
Drill: Cabinet & Geographical
Cabinet: consist of 14 members; their role is to advise the President.
Geographical: having to do with location on a map
Students will be able to describe the components of the Executive Office of the President
by taking notes and completing the assignment
I. Executive Office Agencies (pages 234–238)
A. The Executive Office of the President (EOP) advises the president.
C. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is the largest agency in the EOP
and prepares the national budget
D. The National Security Council advises the president and helps coordinate the
nation’s military and foreign policy.
E. The Council of Economic Advisers helps the president formulate the nation’s
II. The White House Office (pages 238–239)
A. The president appoints White House staff without Senate confirmation.
B. The White House staff perform whatever duties the president assigns them:
1. gathering information and providing advice on key issues;
2. ensuring that executive departments and agencies carry out key directives
from the president;
3. deciding who and what information gets through to the president.
1. C 6. A 1. White House
2. D 7. D 2. Office; Management; Budget
3. A 8. A 3. central clearance
4. E 9. B 4. National Security Council
5. B 10. A 5. national security adviser
6. Economic Advisers
2. The 13 Original Colonies
3. 50 stars for the 50 states
Homework: Chief Justice & EOP
Chief Justice: is the head of the Supreme Court
EOP - The Executive Office of the President experts, experts advise the president.
Name ____________________________________________Class ___________ Date______________
American Government 8.4 The Executive Office
Match each item in Column A with the items in Column B. Write the correct letters in the blanks.
Column A Column B
_____1. Reorganization Act of 1939 A. National Security Council
_____2. largest EOP agency B. National Economic Council
_____3. military and foreign policy advisers C. Executive Office of the President
_____4. Economic Report of the President D. Office of Management and Budget
_____5. long-range economic policy E. Council of Economic Advisers
In the blank at the left, write the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
_____6. This is NOT a reason the EOP has grown.
A. spending taxes already collected C. reorganization by a president
B. coordination of agencies D. complex problems facing the nation
_____7. Which of the following is the newest agency in the EOP?
A. National Security Council C. Office of Management and Budget
B. Council of Economic Advisers D. Office of National Drug Control Policy
_____8. This Executive Office of the President prepares the national budget every year.
A. OMB C. Council of Economic Advisers
B. NSC D. EOP
_____9. All of these assistants are part of President Clinton’s inner circle except the
A. chief of staff. C. White House council.
B. NSC adviser. D. press secretary.
_____10. These are all tasks of the White House staff except
A. preparing the national budget. C. gathering information.
B. writing reports and memos. D. enforcing the president’s directives.
Use the information in your textbook to complete these sentences.
1. The EOP consists of the ___________________ and several specialized agencies that all report directly to the president.
2. The _________________ of ________________ and __________________ indicates what programs the federal
government will pay for and how much it will spend on them.
3. The OMB reviews all legislative proposals executive agencies prepare. This review is called ________.
4. Congress created the _______________________in 1947 to advise the president and help coordinate American military and
5. A special assistant for national security affairs, commonly called the __________________, directs the NSC staff.
6. The Council of __________________________________ helps the president formulate the nation’s economic policy.
1. The arrows symbolize the ability to wage war. What
do you think the olive branch symbolizes?
2. There are at least five different groupings of 13
things shown on the seal. What are these things, and
why are there 13 of each of them?
3. What clue can you find on the seal that indicates the
seal has changed since 1950?