The Executive Branch
by: Brandi Tran
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 Executive Agencies
- The White House Office
- Chief of Staff, lawyers, secretaries
- National Security Council
- 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
- Federal Aviation Administration
- promote air traffic safety
- license pilots
How are the members of each part selected?
They are elected by the citizens of the United States
Minimum requirements to serve?
- Must be at least 35 yrs. old
- Must have been born in the United States
- Must have been a US citizen for 7 years