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The President's Cabinet

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The President's Cabinet
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.73

     challenging words:    non-cabinet, succession, advisors, status, military, additional, posts, vice, wealth, foreign, advise, knowledge, possibly, cabinet, receive, business
     content words:    George Washington, Attorney General, Human Services, Veterans Affairs, President Bush, Homeland Security, Postmaster General, United Nations, White House, White House Chief

The President's Cabinet
By Sharon Fabian

1     How can one person possibly know everything that he needs to know to be in charge of a whole country? The answer is - he can't. That is why each new president takes on one very important task before his inauguration day. That task is choosing his cabinet.
2     The president's cabinet is a group of advisors. One is chosen for each area that the president needs to know about.
3     George Washington chose a cabinet. He chose four advisors. He chose a Secretary of State to advise him on foreign affairs. He chose a Secretary of the Treasury for advice on money matters. He chose a Secretary of War for military advice. Finally, for legal advice, he chose an Attorney General.
4     Today, presidents still fill the same four cabinet positions. Instead of Secretary of War, they name a Secretary of Defense. The other three are just the same as in Washington's time. Modern presidents also choose additional cabinet officials.

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