- Created by: Jessica Coxon
- Created on: 27-04-13 14:41
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The executive refers to the branch of government which implements and enforces legislation, including the federal budget.
The power of the Executive Branch is vested in the President of the United States, who also acts as head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.
The executive also manages the day-to-day running of government, with the cabinet (15 departments, led by an appointed member of the presidents cabinet) responsible for individual aspects of governance) and V-P working in conjunction with the President to ensure efficient and effective implementation of policy.
In addition to the aforementioned departments, the executive branch of government is aided by EXOP (Executive Office of the President), which has supported the president in a number of day-to-day matters since its formation in 1939.
The president, both head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, Is responsible for the execution and enforcement of the laws created by Congress (Article II). The President also appoints the heads of more than 50 independent federal commissions, in addition to judges etc.
The president is constitutionally allowed to propose measures 'from time to time', however since Roosevelt this has been used as justification for the president becoming a main source of legislation.
The president can also sign treaties, pardon criminals, propose the federal budget and recently can deport troops in a state of national emergency for up to 60 days.
The Constitution lists only three qualifications for the Presidency — the President must be 35 years of age, be a natural born citizen, and must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years.
Obama is the 44th President of the United States. The President…