Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Laws Relating to Presidential Transitions

Laws Relating to Presidential Transitions

White House Transition Project director Martha Joynt Kumar discussed the presidential transition process and the role of the Presidential Transition Act.

Description

White House Transition Project director Martha Joynt Kumar discussed the presidential transition process and the role of the Presidential Transition Act.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Describe the laws that are in place relating to presidential transitions.
  • Why does Ms. Kumar describe presidential transitions as a time of vulnerability?
  • What actions does the presidential administration take six months prior to a presidential election?
  • Based on what Ms. Kumar described, what challenges relating to presidential transitions occur when a president is running for reelection?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Candidates
    • Federal Bureaucracy
    • Incumbent
    • Pre-screening
    • Presidential Transitions
    • Reelection

    Topics

    Bureaucracy & RegulationCampaigns & ElectionsExecutive Branch

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity