ad hoc structure A method in which the president organizes his personal staff that employs task forces, committees, and informal groups of friends dealing directly with him. cabinet By custom, the heads of the fourteen major executive departments who meet to discuss matters with the president. These "secretaries" receive their positions by presidential nomination and confirmation by the Senate. They can be removed at the will of the president. circular structure A method in which the president organizes his personal staff that has cabinet secretaries and assistants reporting directly to the president. divided government A government in which one party controls the White House and a different party controls one or both houses of Congress. electoral college The body that formally selects the president. Each state is allotted electoral votes equal to the number of its representatives and senators in Congress. It can decide how its electors are to be chosen and under what method they cast their votes for president. The
This is the end of the preview. Sign up
access the rest of the document.