Informational (nonfiction), 1,159 words, Level V (Grade 4), Nonfiction Series, Lexile 850L
When the United States became a nation, the new country needed to succeed. The founders knew that, historically, leaders often had advisors to help them. The U.S. Constitution adapted that idea. It allowed the creation of departments headed by expert presidential advisors. These advisors make up the president's cabinet. They help the president make sure the country's systems work well. The size of presidential cabinets has grown and changed with the growing nation. More advisors have been appointed to help presidents run the country. Modern presidential cabinets include many departments, each with its own responsibilities. This book looks at some of the better-known cabinets and their responsibilities.
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