Who are the members of the presidents cabinet?
Since 2002, there are 15 Cabinet positions:
- Secretary of State
- Secretary of the Treasury
- Secretary of Defense
- Attorney General
- Secretary of the Interior
- Secretary of Agriculture
- Secretary of Commerce
- Secretary of Labor
- Secretary of Health and Human Services
- Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
- Secretary of Transportation
- Secretary of Energy
- Secretary of Education
- Secretary of Veterans Affairs
- Secretary of Homeland Security
- The position of Secretary of Commerce and Labor was separated into the positions of Secretary of Commerce and Secretary of Labor in 1913.
- The positions of Secretary of War and Secretary of the Navy were merged into the position of Secretary of Defense in 1947.
- The position of Postmaster General was abolished in 1971.
- The position of Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare was separated into the positions of Secretary of Health and Human Services and Secretary of Education in 1980.
Every U. S. President, including George Washington, has had a Cabinet. However, not all cabinet positions were instituted under Washington.... The 1st President, Washington, had 4 Cabinet members: Secretary of State Secretary of the Treasury Secretary of War (later replaced) Attorney General The 2nd President, J. Adams, added a 5th Cabinet position in 1798: Secretary of the Navy (later replaced) The 3rd-6th Presidents, Jefferson - J.Q. Adams, had 5 Cabinet members. The 7th President, Jackson…
Presidential Cabinet Members usually serve for a single administration. There is no law declaring term limits on members but they serve at the Presidents discretion or in other words they serve at the pleasure of the President. He decides who and for how long a cabinet member serves after Senatorial Conformation of course.
I am not sure where you got the five factors, but cabinet members are selected according to their expertise in the area in which they are chosen to serve, their past loyalty to the party and their help in winning the election for the president. The president wants someone who will not embarrass him in office and who will be confirmed by the Senate without controversy. There is also an interest in ethnicity- recent Presidents…
there are actually 9 factor Prime Ministers consider when choosing Cabinet members they are * provincial representation * cultural representation * religious representation * economic representation * gender representation * minority representation * party loyalty * past performance of the MP * personal loyalty to the Prime Minister