President Obama and His Cabinet

The White House, The US President, The US Cabinet

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.

The Role of the U.S. President and Cabinet

The following sites provide historical and contextual background for the executive branch of the ... read more »

How the U.S. Presidential Cabinet Functions

We hear about the U.S. Cabinet and its decisions every day in the news, and although it is an ... read more »

Presidents and Their Cabinets in History

The sites below provide information on the careers of past presidents and the politicians who ... read more »

President Obama and His Cabinet

Discover who President Obama has selected to represent his Cabinet thus far and what their roles entail. Because there are so many secretaries to keep track of, it’s easy to forget which name goes with which department: these sites offer profiles and information on members of the new administration.

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