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  1. 1. Executive Branch Essential Questions1. List and describe the executive offices that are within the White House. Give specificexamples.Domestic Policy CounselNational Security AdvisorNational Economic CounselOffice of Cabinet AffairsOffice of the Chief of StaffOffice of CommunicationsOffice of Digital StrategyOffice of the First LadyOffice of Legislative AffairsOffice of Management and AdministrationOval Office OperationsOffice of Presidential PersonalOffice of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental AffairsOffice of Scheduling and AdvanceOffice of Staff SecretaryOffice of the White House Counsel2. List and describe the Presidents cabinet and its responsibilities. Give specificexamples.Vice President of the United StatesDepartment of StateDepartment of the TreasuryDepartment of DefenseDepartment of JusticeDepartment of the InteriorDepartment of AgricultureDepartment of CommerceDepartment of LaborDepartment of Health and Human ServicesDepartment of Housing and Urban DevelopmentDepartment of TransportationDepartment of EnergyDepartment of EducationDepartment of Veterans AffairsDepartment of Homeland SecurityWhite House Chief of StaffEnvironmental Protection AgencyOffice of Management and BudgetUnited States trade RepresentativeUnited States Ambassador to the United NationsCouncil of Economic AdvisorsSmall Business AdministrationTara Pawlyk Thursday, May 16, 2013 9:30:47 AM ET 04:0c:ce:d3:10:88
  2. 2. 3. What is the federal bureaucracy?National set of agencies4. What are the differences between executive agencies, regulatory commissions,independent agencies, and government corporations?Executive Agencies- Agency of the executive branchRegulatory Commissions- They are formed and accorded power by Congress toregulate a specific industry. Within the authority granted them by Congress, they havethe power to form and enforce their own regulations.Independent Agencies- an agency of the United States government that is created byan act of Congress and is independent of the executive departmentsGovernment Corporations- is either fully or partially owned by a nationʼs government5. Describe the development of the Civil Service System (merit system).A branch of governmental service in which individuals are employed on the basis ofprofessional merit as proven by competitive examinations6. List and describe the following Presidents Cabinet and the executive agencies withinthe cabinet offices: USDA, Census bureau, Patent and Trademark office, FEMA, ATF,FBI, DEA, BLS, FAA and Immigration and citizenship office.USDA- US Department of Agriculture, functions in: assisting rural communities,conservation, food and nutrition, marketing and trade, education and researchCensus Bureau- Runs statistics of the populationPatent and Trademark Office- Manages patents and trademarksFEMA- Federal Emergency Management Agency, functions in: Disaster mitigation,preparedness, response, recovery, education, and references.ATF- Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; regulate these itemsFBI- Federal Bureau of Investigation, a governmental agency belonging to the UnitedStates Department of Justice that serves as both a federal criminal investigative bodyand an internal intelligence agencyDEA- Drug Enforcement Administration, combats illegal drugsBLS- Bureau of Labor Statistics, principal fact-finding agency for the FederalGovernment in the broad field of labor economics and statisticsTara Pawlyk Thursday, May 16, 2013 9:30:47 AM ET 04:0c:ce:d3:10:88
  3. 3. FAA- Federal Aviation Administration, operating mode of the U.S. Department ofTransportationImmigration and Citizenship Office- deal with the citizenship process7. List and describe the responsibilities of the following regulatory commissions: FTC,CPSC, FCC, EEOC, OSHA, NTSB, SEC, NLRB.FTC- Federal Trade CommissionCPSC- Consumer Product Safety CommissionFCC- Federal Communications CommissionEEOC- Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionOSHA- Occupational Safety and Health AdministrationNTSB- National Transportation Safety BoardSEC- Securities and Exchange CommissionNLRB- National Labor Relations Board8. List and describe the responsibilities of the following independent agencies: CIA,FDIC, AMTRAK, USPS, SSA, TVA, NASA.CIA- Central Intelligence AgencyFDIC- Federal Deposit Insurance CorporationAMTRAK- National Railroad Passenger CorporationUSPS- United States Postal ServiceSSA- Social Security AdministrationTVA- Tennessee Valley AuthorityNASA- National Aeronautics and Space Administration9. Describe the responsibilities of the following government corporations: USPS,AMTRAK, TVA.USPS is in charge of the postal service. AMTRAK focuses on transportation. TVAprovides navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, andeconomic development in the Tennessee Valley.Tara Pawlyk Thursday, May 16, 2013 9:30:47 AM ET 04:0c:ce:d3:10:88