As part of a special concerning the “Freedom For Which the Flag Stands“, and just in time for the elections, I am featuring a special treat for my viewers. In the final of four in a four part series, I am featuring the scope of the Executive branch of the U.S. Government. Miami University has a great basis to understanding the function of the government. A lot of federal program information is always available and distributed by the Government Printing Office through the GPO Bookstore and the Federal Depository Library Program. Other very interesting info is available is available from the Branches of the U.S. Government | USAGov website. A lot of federal information is available at no cost, but sometimes a self-addressed, stamped envelope with instructions online will be provided and then must be sent if necessary.

USA_Government_Branches_InfographicExecutive Branch U.S. Government:

The Executive branch of the government hear different types of cases at different levels, but always honors and portrays exactly as it is written in the U.S. Constitution.

  • The Executive branch carries out and enforces law. Much of the work in the executive branch is done by federal agencies, departments, committees, and other groups. It includes
    • The President
    • Vice President
    • The Cabinet
    • Executive departments
    • Independent agencies
    • Other boards
    • Commissions
    • Committees.

American citizens have the right to vote for the president and vice president through free, confidential ballots. Key roles of the Executive branch include:

  • President—The president leads the country, and is the head of state, the leader of the federal government, Commander in Chief of the United States armed forces and serves a four-year term and can be elected no more than two times.
  • Vice President—The vice president supports the president. If the president is unable to serve, the Vice President becomes President. The Vice President can be elected and serve an unlimited number of four-year terms as vice president, even under a different president.
  • The Cabinet—Cabinet members serve as advisors to the President. They include the Vice President, heads of executive departments, and other high-ranking government officials. Cabinet members are nominated by the President and must be approved by a simple majority of the Senate—51 votes of 100 Senators vote.

Executive branch Agencies, Commissions, and Committees:

Executive Departments: These are the main agencies of the federal government. The heads of these 15 agencies are also members of the president’s cabinet.

Executive Department Sub-Agencies and Bureaus: Smaller sub-agencies support specialized work within their parent executive department agencies.

Independent Agencies: These agencies are not represented in the cabinet and are not part of the Executive Office of the president. They deal with government operations, the economy, and regulatory oversight.

Boards, Committees and Commissions: Congress or the president establish these smaller organizations to manage specific tasks and areas that don’t fall under parent agencies.

Quasi-Official Agencies: Although they’re not officially part of the executive branch, these agencies are required by federal statute to release certain information about their programs and activities in the Federal Register, the daily journal of government activities.

Government is needed to keep structure, law, order, justice in everyday living. Every society in the world including Antarctica, and as I researched now has some type of government. Past history provides the results of total lack of law and order, or justice always fail and falter, and total KAOS and disorder result, if and when more than a family try to live life in harmony, due to different personalities and ways of upbringing. Principles are very important to live in any type of society through the ages, especially our modern society.


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