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
Leader of the United States.
Becomes President if current president dies or is impeached.
President pro tempore of the Sentate.
Becomes president if current president and vice president die in office.
Main duties of the Vice President
Vice Presidental Power
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
National Security Council
Chief of Staff
White House Staff members
Chief of Staff
Assistant to the President of the United States. The Chief of Staff oversees the Executive Office of the President of the United States.
Senior white house whose primary responsibility is to act as spokesperson for the United States government administration, especially with regard to the president, senior executives, and policies.
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
Marines, Navy, Air Force and Army are examples of americas defense.
The FBI and DEA are examples of the justice section of the Cabinet Departments.
Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Parks Service are examples of the interior section.
Examples Independent Agencies
The USPS (United States Postal Service) is in charge of delivering mail across the country to every resident.
NASA (National Aeronautics Space Administration) is the country's space program. They explore space and try to find extraterrestrial life.
FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation) is in charge of insuring the nations bank and making sure that people's money is insured up to 250,000 dollars.
Examples of Regulatory Commissions
Health Regulation would be Commission for people including yourself and the ones around you
Nuclear Safety involves fallout shelter to protect us from nuclear warfare if it was to break out
Vehicle Regulation would involve being able to get a license