Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Presidential Transitions and Cabinet Nominations

Presidential Transitions and Cabinet Nominations

Don Ritchie talked about presidential cabinet nominations and the Senate committee confirmation process.

Description

Senate Historian Don Ritchie talked about presidential cabinet nominations and the Senate committee confirmation process.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Why is it important for a president to have cabinet officials in place as soon as possible?
  • What does the president do during the time between the election and inauguration?
  • What is meant by a transition team? What does that transition team do for potential cabinet nominees?
  • What is the process in the Senate for confirming these nominees?
  • According to Don Ritchie, why is it important for Senate committees to provide a detailed review of nominees?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Cabinet
    • Confirmation Hearing
    • Inauguration
    • Interregnum
    • Nominee
    • Recess Appointment
    • Term
    • Transition Team
    • Truncated
    • Vetting

    Topics

    Executive BranchLegislative Branch

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity