The Executive Branch

By: Joey England and Chandler Baxter

Line of Presidential Succession (in order)

  • The Vice President

  • Speaker of the House

  • President pro tempore of the Senate

  • Secretary of State

  • Secretary of the Treasury

  • Secretary of Defense

Main duties of the Vice President

He is the President of the Senate, helps decide if the President is incapable of leading the country, and is known as the "President in waiting"
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Vice Presidental Power

The Vice President is used to go see other countries and talk to their leaders when the President can't. He is also in charge of what the President wants him to do.

The Presidents Cabinet

The Presidents Cabinet includes the following positions and who they currently are. Not all positions are listed bellow.

Department of State Secretary John Kerry

Department of the Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

Department of Defense Secretary Ashton Carter

Department of Justice Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch

Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack

Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

Department of Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez

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The presidents are the closest and most trustworthy people to the president. They are also considered as advisors for the president

National Security Council

A forum for the security of the nation and foreign issues. It is cabinet members and security advisors.
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Federal Bureaucracy

  • Consists of the roughly 500 departments, agencies, administrations, authorities, and commissions that carry out responsibilities assigned to them through Congressional legislation.

  • Consists of about 20 million employees

Four components of Federal Bureaucracy:

– Cabinet departments

– Independent executive agencies

– Independent regulatory agencies

– Government organizations (USPS, FDIC, TVA)

Examples of Cabinet Departments

Examples Independent Agencies

Examples of Regulatory Commissions