Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Presidential Transitions and Working with Congress

Presidential Transitions and Working with Congress

Historians and former Bush and Obama advisers talked about ways that incoming presidents and Congress can work together to ease the transition from one administration to another.

Description

Historians and former Bush and Obama advisers talked about ways that incoming presidents and Congress can work together to ease the transition from one administration to another.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Why was it important for President George W. Bush to establish a good relationship with Senator Kennedy and the opposing political party in Congress?
  • What actions did President Bush take to build that relationship with Senator Kennedy?
  • What is meant by “best practices”? What best practices are currently established by law?
  • What specific role does the Senate play in presidential transition process?
  • Based on this clip, explain the challenges that new administrations face.

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Bipartisan
    • Bush V. Gore
    • Cabinet
    • Confirmation
    • Education Reform
    • Inauguration
    • No Child Left Behind
    • Statute
    • Transition Act

    Topics

    Executive BranchLegislative Branch

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity