Executive Branch

Kaitlyn Simmons and Breanna McCormick

Vice President of the United States


-President of the Senate

-Helps decide Presidential Disability

-”President in Waiting”


  • President gives him his job
  • Balances a Presidential Ticket
  • Compromises with Congress
  • 230,000 a year
  • Air Force 2

Presidental Cabinet

  • Secretaries of the 15 Executive Departments

  • Vice President

  • White House Chief of Staff

  • Council of Economic Advisors Chair (Economy)

  • U.S Trade Representative (Foreign trade)

  • Office of Management and Budget (National budget)

  • Head of Environmental Protection Agency (environment)

  • Official of National Drug Control Policy (war on drugs)

  • U.S Ambassador to the United Nations (foreign policy)

Purpose/Duty: Direct the individual departments of the government, advise the President on any matter relative to their department

National Security Council: Purpose: Advises President on National Security Concerns, actions, and issues

Who is in it?: Headed by the President's National Security Advisor, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of The Treasury, Vice President, Head of the CIA, Commanders of the Four Branches, President's Chief of Staff

Independent Agencies

Federal Bureaucracy

What is it?

The federal organizations and agencies that are in the Executive Branch

Examples of Agencies

  • Justice: they handle legal affairs

    • Agencies: FBI, DEA, US Marshals

      • FBI: they defend & protect the US against foreign threats and terrorist

      • DEA: they catch drug dealers and smugglers

      • US Marshals: federal arrest warrants, transport prisoners, the witness protection program, catching fugitives

  • Interior: natural resources

    • Agencies: Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Parks Service, Forest Services

      • Bureau of Indian Affairs:

      • National Parks Service

      • Forest Services

  • Defense: protect US

    • Agencies: Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, Army

      • Coast Guard: the military multi-mission in both domestic and international waters.

      • Marines: it is a part of the Navy department and cooperated with the U.S. Naval forces at sea.

      • Navy: the warfare service of the United States Armed Forces, it is the largest navy in the world.

      • Army: Defend the U.S. and its missions

  • Treasury: manage money

    • Agencies: IRS

      • IRS: it is the government agency that collects and enforces taxes.

Regulatory Commissions

  • Agencies: The Federal Reserve System, Nuclear Regulatory Commission's, Department of Energy, Federal Communications Commission

    • The Federal Reserve System: in charge of all U.S. money

    • Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s: License and regulates the Nation's use of radioactive materials

    • Department of Energy: regardes safety and energy in handling nuclear material.

    • Federal Communications Commission: to regulate cable, radio, television, satellite, and wire in the U.S.

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Federal Communications Commision

to regulate cable, radio, television, satellite, and wire in the US

Office of Management and Budget/Duties

Role: to help the president prepare the annual federal budget and to look at it with the executive branch agencies.


  • Chief of Staff: he is closest to the president, he is the chief of all advisors, writes the president's agenda, helps president decide policies.

  • Press Secretary: he speaks to the people & media

  • White House Staff members: they are employed for expert advice, foreign affairs, political strategies, deals with congress & more