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8 Executive Branch At Work
8 Executive Branch At Work
8 Executive Branch At Work
8 Executive Branch At Work
8 Executive Branch At Work
8 Executive Branch At Work
8 Executive Branch At Work
8 Executive Branch At Work
8 Executive Branch At Work
8 Executive Branch At Work
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  • 1. Executive Branch At Work Objective: What: Conduct a detailed analysis of the executive branch How: By guided note-taking via PowerPoint
  • 2. Organization of the Executive Branch <ul><li>The President leads the nation’s largest branch of government </li></ul><ul><li>The Branch is divided into three parts: the Executive Office of the President, Executive Departments, and Independent Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately 3 million people work in the Executive Branch </li></ul>
  • 3. Organization of the Executive Branch <ul><li>The White House Staff and several important councils form the Office of the President </li></ul><ul><li>400 members work closely with the President </li></ul><ul><li>Made up of lawyers, expert advisors, and speech writers </li></ul><ul><li>The President's Chief of Staff manages the White House Staff </li></ul>
  • 4. Organization of the Executive Branch <ul><li>The National Security Council advises the President on matters about national security and foreign relations </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Management and Budget helps the President plan the annual budget for the nation </li></ul>
  • 5. The Executive Departments <ul><li>There are 15 departments in the Executive Branch </li></ul><ul><li>The President appoints a secretary to run each department. (Ex. Secretary of State is in charge of the State Dept.) </li></ul><ul><li>The President’s Cabinet is made up of all the secretaries he appoints. They advise him on issues before he makes a decision. </li></ul>
  • 6. The Executive Departments <ul><li>Dept. of Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Defense </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Health and Human Services </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Housing and Urban Development </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Interior </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Labor </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of State </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Treasury </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Veteran Affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Homeland Security </li></ul>
  • 7. <ul><li>1865 Congress created agency to stop counterfeit money </li></ul><ul><li>After President McKinley was assassinated in 1901, the Secret Service was assigned to protect the President </li></ul><ul><li>The Secret Service also protects the V.P. and the families of both the President and V.P. as well as visiting leaders from other countries </li></ul>
  • 8. Independent Agencies <ul><li>NASA one of the largest agencies </li></ul><ul><li>CIA </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Product Safety Commission </li></ul><ul><li>EPA-Environmental Protection Agency </li></ul><ul><li>FCC-Federal Communication Commission </li></ul><ul><li>Commission on Civil Rights </li></ul><ul><li>FDIC </li></ul><ul><li>Peace Corps </li></ul><ul><li>National Railroad Passenger Corp. (AmTrak) </li></ul>
  • 9. Civil Service and the Executive Branch <ul><li>Leaders in the President’s Cabinet are replaced when a new President comes in </li></ul><ul><li>However the millions of other executive branch workers are not </li></ul><ul><li>They are Civil Service Workers hired by the Office of Personnel Management </li></ul><ul><li>These workers must pass various tests in order to be hired </li></ul>
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