Guided Reading Activity 8-3

The Cabinet

     Directions:  Use the information in your textbook to complete these sentences.

1. The members of George Washington’s cabinet were among his most important

__________________.

2.  Today, cabinet members are _______________ of large _____________.

  3.  In selecting their department heads, presidents must balance many _____________.

  4.  The first African American cabinet member was ________________, who headed the department of Housing and Urban Development.

  5.  The first woman appointed a cabinet head was _______________, who became the _______________.

  6.  The first Hispanic cabinet member was _______________, a secretary of _________________.

  Ø      Directions:  Use the information in your textbook to complete this diagram.

Cabinet Members

Characteristics of Most Cabinet Members

How Cabinet Members Are Nominated

How Appointments Are Confirmed

     Directions:  Use the information in your textbook to fill in the list below.

Factors That Interfere With Cabinet Members’ Usefulness to the President

 

1. __________________________________________________________________.

2. __________________________________________________________________.

3. __________________________________________________________________.