The US Government is headed by the President, who along with the Vice President is elected for a four-year term. Presidential elections have been held in an unbroken sequence dating back to 1788. The executive office of the government is known as the White House, situated in the heart of the nation's capital. The president's cabinet of top officials is chosen by the President, conditional upon the US Senate's approval. Besides the various departments led by Secretaries, other agencies such as the
Office of Management and Budget
Central Intelligence Agency
, and the
Council of Economic Advisers
report to the President. In case of the President's death, the Vice President succeeds to the office.