Federal vs. State Executive Branch

By Jordan Willis

Federal Executive Branch

  • The executive power rests with the President.
  • The Executive Branch's purpose is to carry out and enforce the laws made by Congress.
  • The President has many jobs, including: Chief Executive, Head of State, Chief Legislator, Economic Planner, Party Leader, Chief Diplomat and Commander in Chief.
  • The President's Cabinet's major departments are:

Major Departments in President's Cabinet

Departments of:

  • State
  • Treasury
  • Defense
  • Justice
  • Interior
  • Agriculture
  • Commerce
  • Labor
  • Health & Human Services
  • Housing & Urban Development
  • Transportation
  • Energy
  • Education
  • Veterans' Affairs
  • Homeland Security

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Maryland State Executive Branch

  • Executive power rests with the Governor. In Maryland, that is currently Lawrence J. Hogan Jr.
  • The purpose of this branch is to enforce the laws made by Maryland's Legislature.
  • Some of the Governor's jobs include: Heading Maryland's Executive Branch, proposing an annual state budget, appointing military and civil officers, acting as Chairman of the Governor's Executive Council, Commander in Chief of the state military, making the annual State of the State address, etc.

Departments of the Governor's Council

The Departments of:

  • Aging
  • Agriculture
  • Budget & Management
  • Commerce
  • Disabilities
  • Education
  • Environment
  • General Services
  • Health & Mental Hygiene
  • Housing & Community Development
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Juvenile Services
  • Labor, Licensing & Regulation
  • Natural Resources
  • Planning
  • Public Safety & Correctional Services
  • State Police
  • Transportation
  • Veterans' Affairs

Similarities Between Federal & State

The major roles of both the Federal and State Executive Branches are essentially the same; the Federal Executive Branch is just on a larger scale. The President also deals with foreign affairs for the country.