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The Executive Branch


  • 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.


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>.