Enforcing the Law
Summary of the Executive Branch
The definition of the Executive Branch is "The part of government that carries out, or executes, the laws." Their role in government today it to basically make sure that the laws are followed. The Executive Branch includes the President and other Administrative Departments. They work together to enforce laws, appoint important officials, and make treaties with other countries.
The President is basically the head of the Executive Branch. One important role the President plays in this branch is being the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military. For someone to become the President, they must be a "natural-born citizen", meaning they were born here in the U.S. Also, they have to be at least 35 years old and be elected into office.
*The current U.S. President is Barack Obama