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http://adopt.childrenshope.net/programs/russia/US_Department_of_State.jpgPresident-Designate Obama (technically that is the correct term as the Electoral College doesn’t ratify the states votes from election day until December 15 officially making Barack Obama President Elect) has been swift to fill out his Cabinet as well as many of the other presidential appointed positions.  Though his Cabinet level appointees must receive Senate confirmation, it would appear as if none of them will have too much trouble in the confirmation process.

That said, Obama’s choice for Secretary of State has made the most news of all his choices.  That’s because he chose his primary opponent, Senator Hillary Clinton, to be his Secretary of State.  This choice made headlines for more than just Hillary being a primary challenger.  It made headlines because she is considered to have more “hawkish” views when it comes to our nations foreign policy.

But before we really delve into the choice of Hillary Clinton, we need to understand the role and the duties of the Secretary of State.

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The Great Seal

Since the election ended on Tuesday, there has been a lot of talk about President-elect Obama establishing his cabinet.  The term cabinet refers to the heads, or secretaries, of the fifteen executive departments of our government which form the United States Cabinet.  The departments, from the executive branch of the government, are as follows: Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Transportation, Department of Energy, Department of Education, Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Homeland Security.   You might recall that President Bush created the Department of Homeland Security following the events of 9/11.

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