The Executive Branch

By: Thomas, RJ, Andrew, and Aidan

The Executive Branch consists of...

The president, vice president, and Cabinet. The president is responsible for making treaties with other countries, with Senate approval
  • receiving foreign heads of state
  • commanding the U.S. armed forces, as well as any state militias under federal control. He also makes sure that laws are enforced. The Vice President is like a president to the Senate, and is also like a head of Cabinet. Both of their terms are 4 years long.
  • Salaries: President: $400,000 Vice President: $230,700

    Secrataries and their departments

  • Secretary of State John Kerry
  • Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew
  • Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagal
  • Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel
  • Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
  • Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker
  • Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
  • Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelious
  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donavan
  • Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx
  • Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz
  • Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
  • Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki
  • Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson