The U.S. President and the Cabinet: The Executive Branch
The U.S. executive branch is made up of two essential components: the president and the Cabinet he or she selects to represent each of the 15 major departments of U.S. government. The Cabinet is an intimate group that meets at least once a week to discuss the most essential aspects of U.S. policy and government with the president. Members of the executive branch function not only as essential policymakers, but also as direct representatives of the American electorate.
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The sites below provide information on the careers of past presidents and the politicians who served in their Cabinets. This is an informative way to trace the political history of the United States, as many important historical figures have served in the Cabinet.
The History Channel
Web site offers “The U.S. Cabinet and Its Role,” which indexes secretaries by office and president. If you’re looking for a secretary of state, for example, you’ll find all past secretaries listed together. Browse the site for other articles about the U.S. presidency and Cabinet.
The Internet Public Library
presents the U.S. Presidents in chronological order. Click any name for a list of his Cabinet members, a timeline of important events in his presidency, historical presidential documents and more.
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