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Title: The Executive Department


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The Executive Department
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Department of State (1789)
  • Plans and Carries out the Nations foreign
    policy.
  • Secretary of State Colin Powell

3
Department of State
Issues Passports and Visas Allows a person
to Stay for a specific period of time.
4
Department of Treasury -1789
  • Collects, borrows, spends, and prints money.

5
Dept of Treasury Divisions
  • IRS Internal Revenue Service
  • Collects taxes
  • U.S. Customs Service
  • Collects taxes on items sent into
  • The U.S. (Combats Smuggling)

6
Department of Treasury
  • Secret Service Originally set up to combat
    counterfeiting operations.
  • Main job now is to protect the President, Vice
    President their families, and important
    dignitaries.

7
Department of Treasury
  • How long does money last?
  • Each Bill contains 75 cotton mostly dungaree
    scraps. The other 25 is flax, a plant used to
    make linen. Each bill costs about 4 cents to make.

8
Department of Treasury
  • The lifespan (in years) of Paper Currency.
  • 1 1.5 20 2.0
  • 5 1.25 50 5.0
  • 10 1.5 100 8.5

9
Department of Defense
  • Department oversees the Army, the Navy, Marine
    Corps, and Air Force. DOD is the largest dept w/
    825,000 civilian employees and budget of 270
    billion.

10
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
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Department of Defense
  • By law, the secretaries of the Army, Navy, and
    Air Force, as well as the secretary of defense,
    may not be military officers.

12
Department of Homeland Defense
  • 1. United States Coast Guard
  • 2. Immigration and
  • Naturalization Service

13
Department of Justice
  • Includes Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI),
    and U.S. Marshall Service.

14
Department of Justice
  • Established in 1870. Whenever a federal law is
    broken the Justice Dept investigates, tracks down
    law breakers, puts them on trial, and
    punishes them.

15
Department of the Interior
  • .

Responsible for Management of Public Lands And
Implementing of Conservation Programs.
16
Department of the Interior
National Park Service oversees over 80 million
acres of land in National Parks in the U.S.
17
Department of the Interior
  • Includes the Fish and Wildlife Service which
    protects endangered animals.

18
Department of Agriculture
  • USDA was established in 1889 and its job is to
    help both the farmer and the consumer. Helps to
    develop new crops and ways to grow them.

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Department of Agricultural
  • Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA
    Inspected) Meat, Poultry, Fish, and other animal
    products.

20
Department of Commerce
  • Established in 1903. Encourages the growth of
    businesses and promotes Tourism.

21
Department of Commerce
  • Bureau of Census
  • National Patent and Trademark Office
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    (NOAA)

22
Department of Labor
  • Created in 1913 to create safer working
    Conditions.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Provides info in planning careers

23
Department of Health
Human Services
  • Dept of HHS is concerned w/ the welfare of
    Americans.
  • Social Security Administration
  • Provides financial
  • Support to the
  • Elderly and others

24
Dept of HHS
  • 2. Centers for Disease Control
  • Located in Atlanta, GA
  • Looks into
  • Prevention and
  • Cure of Disease.

25
Dept of HHS
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Oversees the safety of all Food, Drugs, and
    Cosmetics in U.S.

26
Dept of Housing Urban Development (HUD)
  • Distributes Federal Grants to pay for rebuilding
    Slums, Improving Neighborhoods,
  • and Building
  • low income
  • housing.

27
Department of Transportation
  • DOT manages the nations highways, railroads,
    airlines, and Sea traffic.

28
Department of Transportation
  • National Highway Traffic
  • Safety Administration
  • 2. Federal Aviation Administration
  • 3.

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Department of Energy
  • Created in 1977 to deal with an energy crises.
    Regulates
  • the development
  • and use of U.S. oil
  • and gas resources
  • Regulates Nuclear Power IN

31
Department of Education
  • Offers advice and federal
  • funds for schools. Helps
  • w/ bilingual education,
  • Health drug education, and Vocational
  • Training.
  • Mr. Decker

Mr. Decker is the coolest
32
Dept of Veterans Affairs
  • About 27 million Americans have
  • served in the Armed forces.
  • Provides Financial aid,
  • educational assistance,
  • And medical care for vets.

33
Executive Agencies
  • Executive Agency responsible for dealing w/
    certain specialized areas of government.
  • 1. CIA Central Intelligence Agency

34
Executive Agencies
  • 2. National Science Foundation Promotes
    Scientific research
  • 3. National Aeronautics Space
  • Administration Develops the Space Program.

35
Executive Agencies
  • 4. National Foundation on the Arts and the
    Humanities Provides grants for the promotion
    for arts.
  • 5. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Protects
    Environment.

36
Regulatory Commissions
  • Regulatory Commissions Independent agencies
    that protects the public by controlling certain
    businesses and industries. They have executive,
    legislative, and judicial powers.

37
Regulatory Commissions
  • Federal Reserve System Establishes general
    Monetary policies.
  • Federal Trade Commission Prevents monopolies
    and unfair business practices.

38
Regulatory Agencies
  • 3. Securities and Exchange Commission Regulates
    the Stock Market.
  • 4. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
    Regulates radio and tv.

39
Government Corporations
  • Government Corporations Similar to a private
    corporation, but the Government owns it.
  • Post Office is one example of a Gov Corp.
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