Part 2: National and State Government

Section 4: Executive Branch

The President is in charge of the executive branch of the U.S. government. Many departments make up the executive branch, so the President has a lot of help in planning and carrying out the responsibilities of the presidency.

Some of the duties of the President include being in charge of the military; dealing with other countries; preparing a budget,A plan for spending money and appointing people to various offices.

White House, Washington, D.C.

Figure 11. White House, Washington, D.C. The White House is home to the President of the United States. It is an important symbol of our nation. (U.S. Department of Defense)