3 Branches of Government - the Executive Branch Illustration

Executive Branch of Government
for Kids

For Kids

The government of the United States is composed of three branches - the executive branch, the legislative branch, and the judicial branch.

The executive branch sees that laws are carried out. The President of the United States is the head of the executive branch. The President is assisted by the Vice President. The president is the commander in chief of the armed forces. The president, with the approval of Congress, appoints cabinet members, each of whom is the head of an important department in government, including the Secretaries of State, Treasury, Labor, Commerce, Defense, Agriculture, the Interior, Health & Education & Welfare, the Attorney General and the Postmaster General. The president, again with the approval of Congress, appoints ambassadors to foreign countries, judges for the Federal court, and even members of special committees.

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