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Executive Branch - U.S. Government Series

This page tells all about the Executive Branch of the United States Government. It is part of our United States Government series.
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Executive Branch

The Executive Branch of the United States Government consists of the President, Vice-President, Cabinet and several other organizations grouped into the Executive Office of the President. The President serves as the governmental Head-of-State and as the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military. The Vice-President serves as the President's principal advisor and is the president of the Senate. The Vice-President assumes the presidency upon the death of the President. The Cabinet consists of the top officials in 15 executive Secretaries (such as the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Defense) that deal with specific national and international affairs.

Assassinated Presidents

United States Government Navigation

Executive Branch


Legislative Branch

House of Representatives

Judicial Branch

Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals
U.S. District Courts

Executive Department Heads

Secretary of Agriculture
Secretary of Commerce
Secretary of Defense
Secretary of Education
Secretary of Energy
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Homeland Security
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary of the Interior
Attorney General
Secretary of Labor
Secretary of State
Secretary of Transportation
Secretary of the Treasury
Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Government Structure


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