Understanding the Executive Branch

Age Level: 10–14  Grade Level: 9–12

While most people know that the federal government is made of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, and everyone knows what the Senate, House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the president, are supposed to do, few know how the executive branch operates through its many cabinet departments. In this series, students will explore the work done by some of the most powerful departments in America. From the hot-button Department of Homeland Security to the everyday necessity of the Departments of Agriculture and Commerce to the maligned Department of Energy, students will learn what each division does and how they work to keep the United States safe, secure, and running smoothly.

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Inside the Department of Agriculture

Inside the Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture is responsible for all the laws and regulations related to food and farming in the United States. While working to ensure the safety of the food we eat and beverages we drink, the Department of Agriculture also does all it can to promote the work of the country's ranchers and farmers, control trade, and protect our nation's natural resources...Read More

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Inside the Department of Commerce

Inside the Department of Commerce

Concerned with promoting economic growth, the Department of Commerce is responsible for things like creating jobs and helping American businesses grow and survive. This Cabinet department is tasked with building up the American economy to help American businesses thrive and provide a suitable quality of life for the country's workers...Read More

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Inside the Department of Energy

Inside the Department of Energy

Worried about nuclear war? What about nuclear energy? How about radioactive materials? All of these things fall under the control of the Department of Energy. This Cabinet department is responsible for ensuring the quality and safety of our nation's nuclear weapons and nuclear reactors, as well as providing for the proper disposal of radioactive material and working on energy conservation...Read More

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Inside the Department of Homeland Security

Inside the Department of Homeland Security

Terrorism. Immigration. Cyber security. Border control. In addition to being hot-button issues, these are also the areas of American safety under the purview of the Department of Homeland Security. Whether they're determining the rules of immigration and how we let migrants and refugees into the country, beefing up security along America's borders, fighting cyber attacks from foreign countries, or creating plans to keep terrorists from attacking our citizens, the Department of Homeland Security plays a big role in keeping Americans safe...Read More

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Inside the Department of Labor

Inside the Department of Labor

For more than a hundred years, the Department of Labor has been protecting the American workers. From ensuring that American laborers are making a fair wage across the country and aren't being taken advantage of by employers who force them to work long hours, to helping make certain that retirees have the ability to provide for themselves, and assisting unemployed citizens when they're down on their luck, the Department of Labor concerns itself with all aspects of a person's career...Read More

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Inside the Department of Transportation

Inside the Department of Transportation

Every time you get on an airplane, take a railway train to visit family, or drive down the highway to go on an adventure, you're putting your safety in the hands of the Department of Transportation. The Cabinet department determines how the country's various public transit systems operate and connect, what the rules are for airline flight, and how highways and roadways are constructed and maintained...Read More

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