The Executive Branch

by: Brandi Tran

4 Parts of The Executive Branch

  1. The Office of the President
  2. The Cabinet
  3. The Executive Agencies
  4. The Independent (Regulatory) Agencies

The Office of the President

Every day, the President of the United States is faced with scores of decisions each with important consequences for America's future. To provide the President with the support that he or she needs to govern effectively, the Executive Office of the President (EOP) has responsibility for tasks ranging from communicating the President;s message to the American people to promoting our trade interests abroad.

The Vice President

The primary responsibility of the Vice President of the United States is to be ready at a moment's notice to assume the Presidency if the President is unable to perform his duties. This can be because of the President's death, resignation, or temporary incapacitation, or if the Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet judge that the President is no longer able to discharge the duties of the presidency.

The Cabinet

The tradition of the Cabinet dates back to the beginnings of the Presidency itself. Established in Article ll, Section 2, of the Constitution, the Cabinet's role is to advise the President on any subject he may require relating to the duties of each member''s respective office.

The Executive Agencies

  • The White House Office
- Presidents's closest advisers

- Chief of Staff, lawyers, secretaries

  • National Security Council
- Advice for for the President in Crisis situations

  • Council of Economic Advisers
  • Office of Management & Budget

The Independent (Regulatory) Agencies

  • Organizations that regulate various business and social activities
  • Board of regulators are free from Presidential control
  • Federal Communications Commission
- regulate all radio, TV, telephone communications

  • Federal Aviation Administration
- provides regulations for all air transportation

- promote air traffic safety

-improve airports

- license pilots


How are the members of each part selected?

They are elected by the citizens of the United States

Minimum requirements to serve?

  1. Must be at least 35 yrs. old
  2. Must have been born in the United States
  3. Must have been a US citizen for 7 years