Executive Branch

Jeremy Bowen

Federal Executive Branch

President- Holds the largest amount of Executive Power in our government. Currently Barack Obama is the 44th president.

Functions of Branch- Implements/enforces Laws written off from Congress. Also appoints the heads of federal agencies, including the Cabinet.

Jobs of President- Acts as Head of State and Commander-in-Chief for the Military, executes laws passed by Congress

Major Departments in President's Cabinet- Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veteran Affairs, as well was Attorney General.

Maryland state Executive Branch

Lawrence J. Hogan- Current Governor of Maryland, also holder of Executive Power inside the state of Maryland

Functions of Branch in State Government- Holds all powers not clearly given to Federal government in the Constitution.

Roles of Governor- Signs/Vetoes bills passed by Legislative branch, serving as Commander-in-Chief for their state, and convenes for special sessions of the Legislature for specific purposes.

Major Departments in Cabinet- Departments of State, Aging, Agriculture, Budget & Management, Commerce, Disabilities, Environment, General Services, Health & Mental hygiene, Housing & Community Development, Human Resources, Information Technology, Juvenile Services, Labor, Licensing, & Regulation, Natural Resources, Planning, Public Safety, State Police, Transportation, Veteran Affairs, and Higher education.


Both the Governor and the President have similar roles, such as Commander-in-Chief and signs/vetoes bills, but the President has a much more larger region to maintain.