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The Executive Branch

Objectives:  


  • Analyze the purposes, organization, functions, and processes of the executive branch as enumerated in Article II of the Constitution.
  • Describe various forms and functions of political leadership and evaluate the characteristics of an
    effective leader.
  • Describe the process by which United States foreign policy is made.
  • Use case studies or examples to examine tensions between the three branches of government.
  • Identify the role of independent regulatory agencies in the federal bureaucracy.

Links:

The American Presidency Project



Kennedy, Chuck.  "President Barack Obama with the Full Cabinet," Official White House Photo, July 26, 2012. 
Accessed August 14, 2013 <http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet>.




"Death and Taxes:  The United States Federal Budget 2014."  Infographic.  Timeplots.  Accessed April 23, 2014.  <http://www.timeplots.com/collections/catalog/products/death-and-taxes-poster-2014>.