The Executive Branch

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The Executive Branch

Fast fact:The Executive Branch employs nearly 4 million Americans

The Executive BranchLeaders of the country, with its power vested in the President. Its purpose is to enforce laws written by Congress.

The Cabinet

The Executive Office of the President

The President and Vice President

The president is the head of state and government. He is responsible for enforcing the laws created by Congress. His powers are described in Article II of the Constitution. The VP must be ready at any moment to take over if necessary. Elected by Electoral College, the VP is also the President of the Senate.

The Cabinet is a board of 15 department leaders who are the President's closest confidants. The President appoints the heads and they are confirmed by the Senate. While running certain departments, they are also next in line in the Presidential line of succession after the VP.

This office provides every day support for the President and is overseen by the White House Chief of Staff. It's tasked with communicating to the public and promoting the country's interests. It is home to the President's closest advisors.

Oct. 10 – AP article: Obama designated a national monument in Los Angeles area. Obama used his authority under the Antiquities Act to turn nearly 350,000 aces of land in the San Gabriel Mountains into a national monument. Oct. 10 – CNN article: Obama’s Midterm Malaise. Obama is campaigning with various politicians around the country during midterm elections. Republican party members and other politicians are attacking Obama’s policies and finding ways to prove his policies and methods aren’t working.

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The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same term, be elected, as follows...


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