Fed. and Md Executive Branches

Dayton Smith and Cheyenne Thompson

Federal Executive Branch

  • The executive power rests in the presidents hands President Obama currently holds that position.
  • They make sure the laws are being carried out fairly, or properly.
  • The president takes the role of commander and chief, sign or veto legislation, command the armed forces and receive ambassadors.
  • The major department are, the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, as well as the Attorney General.

MD State Executive Branch

  • The executive powers rests in the governors hands. Larry Hogan curently holds this power.
  • The function of the executive branch within the state government is to enfoce state laws.
  • The governors job is to head the executive branch of Maryland, work as commander in chief of the states, and National Guard units.
  • The major departments of the governors executive council are aging, agriculture, budget & management, commerce, disabilities, education, environment ,general, services, health & mental hygiene, housing & community development, human resources, information technology, juvenile services, labor, licensing, & regulation, natural resources, planning , public safety & correctional services, state police transportation ,and veterans affairs

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The federal and state executive branches are similar because they both enforce the laws, appoint officials, and have a leader, such as the president or governor, that works as the chief executive of their state or country.