The Executive Branch structure

By: Frank Begulia

The vice president

  • The VP takes over after the president resigns or dies, or no longer can do his job.
  • Line of succession:
1.The Vice President

2. Speaker of the House

3. President pro tempore of the Senate

4. Secretary of State

5. Secretary of the Treasury

6. Secretary of Defense

The presidents cabinet: to advise the President on any matter relative to their department

  • 5 executive members who are the president's personal confidant:

–Vice President
–White House Chief of Staff
–Council of Economic Advisors Chair –economy
–United States Trade Representative –foreign trade
–Office of Management and Budget –national budget


  • leaders that make up the President's Cabinet:

–Secretaries of the 15 executive departments

–Vice President

–White House Chief of Staff

–Vice President
–Head of the CIA
  • what is the purpose and duty of the Cabinet?
-to advise the President on any matter relative to their department
  • What is the purpose of the National Security Council and who is in it?


-to advise the President on military and foreign policy

Cabinet Department agencies:

  • Agencies within the Cabinet Departments


  • Independent Agencies


  • Regulatory Commissions

  • What is the Federal Bureaucracy? responsibilities assigned to them through Congressional legislation

  • Give examples of Agencies within the Cabinet Departments and summarize what they do (8) -FBI, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, Army, DEA, US Marshals, IRS

  • Give examples of Independent Agencies and summarize what they do (6)

-US postal service, US environmental protection, US freedom corps, national aeronautics and space administration, USGS

  • Give examples of Regulatory Commissions and summarize what they do (4)

Supervise significant industries critical to America, Can create rules and regulations (legislative powers)

Investigate and Enforce rules and regulations (executive powers), Decide disputes and enact penalties (judicial powers)