What appointments can the president make?
The president appoints the cabinet , the delegate to the UN, all foreign ambassadors ,supreme court justices and ranking federal judges. All appointments must be approved by the Senate before they can take affect.
In addition to those in the first answer, the US President also
appoints, with the advice and consent of the US Senate, many of the
positions below the 15 Cabinet members in the Cabinet departments
and the Generals and Admirals of the military. The President also
appoints the Vice President when the vice presidency is vacated
mid-term due to the death, resignation or removal of either the
Vice President or the President. That is the only presidential
appointment that must be approved by both Houses of
The President appoints the cabinet officers, all ambassadors,
ranking federal judges, including supreme court justices, as well
as certain other high-ranking federal officials. All of his
appointments must be approved by the US Senate before they can take
The president cannot bypass a Constitutionally mandated consent to an appointment. Congress has authorized the president to make certain appointments without Senate approval, but that does not mean that the president is bypassing the Senate. In addition, the president may make temporary appointments when the Senate is not in session, but those are must eventually be confirmed when the Senate reconvenes.
Which branch of the federalgovernment has the power to veto a law and to make appointments of ferderal officials?
Presidential appointments are an ongoing effort. Some of President Bush's appointments will require Senate confirmation. These appointments are for positions throughout the federal government, for the Cabinet and subcabinet, for members of regulatory commissions, for ambassadorships, for judgeships and for members of numerous advisory boards. The President will also make many other political appointments that do not require Senate confirmation.
Describe two problems that divided government poses for the President in making federal appointments?
What three factors are said to be the ones that helped President Lincoln appoint generals to the Union armies?
As the US Civil War unfolded, it was necessary for President Lincoln to make generalship appointments. For the most part he used genius, intellect and character to make many of these decisions. However, the nation being as it was, Lincoln had to make "political appointments" to generalships. This usually ended up badly for the Union's war effort.
In the US, the US president nominates, for example, executive branch department heads and US Supreme Court justices. When his or her nominations are approved by the Senate, they take their "appointed" positions. For the most part the nominations are approved by the Senate. With that said, the president does make direct appointments. The position that heads the US Patent Office is a presidential appointment. The Senate is not involved.