Executive Branch Powers

Kyra Pratley

Who has the power?

The power of the executive branch is vested in the President of the United States. The current President is Barack Obama.



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Function of the Executive Branch

The executive branch's power is to enforce the laws that are created by Congress. One example of the function of the executive branch is that the President is the Commander in Chief of the Military. They also have checks on the other branches. One example is that the President can veto bills created by Congress.

Roles of the President

The President has many roles in the government. These roles include...

  • Chief Executive
  • Head of State
  • Chief Legislator
  • Economic Planner
  • Party Leader
  • Chief Diplomat
  • Commander in Chief

Major Departments of the President's Cabinet

There are several departments that are included in the President's Cabinet. The head of the groups are appointed by the President. These departments include...

  • Department of State
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Interior
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Transportation
And so on.

Powers of the Maryland State Executive Branch

Who has the Power?

The power rests with the Governor that is elected by the people. The current Governor of Maryland is Lawrence J. Hogan.
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Function of the Executive Branch of Maryland

The Maryland Executive branch enforces the laws created by Maryland's state government. The Governor also serves as the Commander in Chief of Maryland's military. It has the same functions as the national government, but on a smaller scale.

What are the Roles of the Governor?

The Governor of Maryland has the same kinds of powers as the President, but on a much smaller scale. They too are the Commander in Chief of their respective military, they can veto bills created by the legislative branch, and they can also appoint Judicial Officials.

Major Departments in the Governor's Executive Council

  • Department of State
  • Department of Aging
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Budget and Management
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Disabilities
  • Department of Schools
  • Department of Environment
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Health/ Mental Hygiene
And so on...

In conclusion...

Both the Federal and State Executive Branches have similar properties, such as in the powers of the Governor and the President. They are also both elected officials, and have departments and checks on the other branches in the government.