The Systems of Government

Katie Buckalew

Federal Executive Branch

The power lies with the president,vice president, and the cabinet. Currently, Barack H. Obama is the head of the branch. The role the executive branch plays is it carries out and enforces laws. The president's role is being the head of the state, leader of the federal government, and commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces. Most importantly, the president is responsible for the execution and enforcement of the laws created by Congress. The major Departments of the President's Cabinet includes the Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Developement, Department of Transportation, Department of Energy, Department of Education, Department of Vetran Affairs, Department of Homeland Security, Department of White House Chief of Staff, Department of Enviornmental Protection Agency, Department of Office of Management and Budget, Department of United States Trade Representative, Department of Council of Economic Advisors, and Department of Small Buisness Administration.

Maryland State Executive Branch

The Executive power rest in the hands of Maylands govenor, Larry Hogan. The function of the Executive Branch within the state is it enforces legislative laws. The roles of the govenor is being commander-in-chief of the United States, the ability to veto laws, and grant pardons and reprieves. The major departments that make up the Govenor's Executive Council are the Department of Secretary of State, Department of Secretary of Aging, Department of Secretary of Agriculture, Department of Secretary of Budget and Management, Department of Secretary of Buisness and Economic Developement, Department of Secretary of Disabilites, Department of State Superintendent of Schools, Department of Secretary of Environment, Department of Secretary of General Services, Department of Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of Secretary of Housing and Community Developement, Department of Secretary of Human Resources, Department of Secretary of Information Technology, Department of Secretary of Juvenile Services, Department of Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, Department of Secretary of Natural resources, Department of Secretary of Planning, Department of Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Department of Secretary of State Police, Department of Secretary of Transportation, Department of Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Department of Secretary of Higher Education, and Department of Adjutant General. In conclusion, the federal and state Executive Branches are similar in ways that they both enforce laws, have the same departments, and they have similar powers.

Federal and State