Executive

Executive Branch

Vice President and Line Of Succession


  • What are the major responsibilities of the VP?
president of the senate



  • How has his influence and prominence changed over time?
People use to care and know about the vice president but now the Vice President isn’t even mentioned about. His prominence has decreased over the years.



vice president


speaker of the house

president pro tempore of the senate

secretary of state

secretary of the treasury

secretary of defense

attorney general

Secretary of the Interior

Secretary of Agriculture

Secretary of Commerce

Secretary of Labor

Secretary of Health and Human Services

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Secretary of Transportation

Secretary of Energy

Secretary of Education

Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Secretary of Homeland Security

Cabinet

  • Members of the President's Cabinet?

Vice president, speaker of the house, senate president pro tempore,
  • What leaders make up the President's Cabinet?
Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, as well as the Attorney General.
  • What is the purpose and duty of the Cabinet?

advise the President on any subject he may require relating to the duties of each member's respective office
  • What is the purpose of the National Security Council and who is in it?

advise and assist the President on national security and foreign policies.
  • What does the Office of Management and Budget Do?

assist the president in preparing the annual federal budget and to oversee its administration via the executive branch agencies.
  • What is the Federal Bureaucracy?:

agencies, administrations, authorities, and commissions that carry out responsibilities assigned to them through Congressional legislation.
  • Give examples of Agencies within the Cabinet Departments and summarize what they do:

DEA,Department of Homeland security, US army, national park service, US department of defense, IRS, Bureau of indian affairs, FBI.
  • Give examples of Independent Agencies and summarize what they do
FDIC, NASA, US postal service, USGS, USA freedom corps, US environmental protection. Operate much like any other company,report to the American government and people.Provide Specialized services.
  • Give examples of Regulatory Commissions and summarize what they do :

FCC, Maritime service, NRC. TEN Organizations created to be independent from presidential and political party involvement. Keep politics out of their operations. Commissioners appointed by President. confirmed by the Senate Serve about 14 year

  • What are the duties of the chief of staff, Press Secretary, and white house staff members?

The Chief of Staff oversees the Executive Office of the President(EOP) of the United States. senior White House official whose primary responsibility is to act as spokesman for the United States government administration, especially with regard to the president, senior executives, and policies. Assistant to the President of the United States.

The Departments

  • Members of the President's Cabinet

Vice president, speaker of the house, senate president pro tempore,

15 Executive Departments
1. department of agriculture
2.department of commerce
3.department of defense
4.department of education
5.department of energy
6.department of health and human services
7.department of homeland security
8.department of housing and urban development
9.department of the interior
10.department of justice
11.department of labor
12.department of state
13.department of transportation
14.department of treasury
15.department of veterans affairs




The Chief of Staff oversees the Executive Office of the President(EOP) of the United States. senior White House official whose primary responsibility is to act as spokesman for the United States government administration, especially with regard to the president, senior executives, and policies. Assistant to the President of the United States.

By: Miranda Gusman and Ashlyn Liska