executive branch

who runs the executive branch?

The power of the Executive Branch is vested in the President of the United States, who also acts as the head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.

what does the executive branch do?

The executive branch is responsible for implementing the laws that are created by the legislative branch (the Senate and House of Representatives).

what if the president cant finish his term?

If the President is unable to serve out his term (due to death, impeachment, or resignation), the Vice-President will take over, making him another important member of the executive branch.

what other people are in the executive branch?

In addition to the President and Vice-President, the executive branch includes the heads of the executive departments (Department of State, Department of Defense, etc.). The heads of these departments are called Secretaries and they serve as members of the President's Cabinet.

what does the cabinets do?

The Cabinet and independent federal agencies are responsible for the day-to-day enforcement and administration of federal laws. These departments and agencies have missions and responsibilities as widely divergent as those of the Department of Defense and the Environmental Protection Agency, the Social Security Administration and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

who many people are in the executive branch?

Including members of the armed forces, the Executive Branch employs more than 4 million Americans.