Executive Branch

By Nate Fitch

Vice President

  • First in the Presidential line of succession, followed by the Speaker of the House, President Pro Tempore of the senate, secretary of state. . .etc.
  • The Vice President always needs to be ready to step in charge if something happens to the President. He must also cast a vote in the Senate deadlock.
  • Over time the Vice President has seen much bigger roles as in helping the president making big decisions.

President's Cabinet

The President's Cabinet is made up of the Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Defense, Attorney General, Secretary of the Interior.

15 Executive Departments

  1. State
  2. Treasury
  3. Justice
  4. Interior
  5. Agriculture
  6. Commerce
  7. Labor
  8. Defense
  9. Health and human services
  10. Housing and Urban Development
  11. Transportation
  12. Energy
  13. Education
  14. Veterans Affairs
  15. Homeland Security

National Security Council

The National Security Council Advises the President for National security policies.

Office of Management and Budget

Assist the President in overseeing the preparation of the federal budget and evaluates the effectiveness of agency programs, policies, procedures, and works to make sure that everything is in check.

White House Staff

The White House Staff provides the President with support that he/she needs to govern effectively.

Press Secretary

Provides advise on how to deal with the media, and help the President keep a positive public image.

Agencies Within the Cabinet Department

  • Justice - National Legal Affair's.
  • Interior - National Resources
  • Defense - Protects America
  • Treasury - Manage America's money
  • Labor - Foster, Promote, and develop the welfare of America's wage earners
  • Agriculture - Farming, Agriculture, Forestry, and food
  • Transportation - Insure fast, safe and efficient transportation
  • Health Department - Protect health of all American Citizens

Independent Agencies

  • CIA - Foreign Intelligence
  • Commission on civil rights - Investigates complaints based off of discrimination
  • EPA - Protect human health and the natural environment
  • EEOC - Promotes equal opportunity in employment
  • FRS - Control all money
  • NASA - Conducts all research and develops programs in space exploration

Regulatory Commissions

Consumer product safety commission's: Enforces federal safety standards

Environmental protection agencies: Establish and enforces pollution standards

Federal aviation administration: Regulates and promotes air transportation safety

Food and Drug administration: Administers federal food purity laws, drug testing and safety, and cosmetics