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  Our Executive Branch Holdings
Many historical documents that we preserve and serve to the public were created by various components of the Executive branch of the United States Federal Government, including:
We also hold records created or used by the Legislative and the Judicial branches.
The documents of the three branches are official records evidencing the activities and services of the United States Federal Government.
www.archives.gov /executive   (135 words)

 Ben's Guide (6-8): Branches of Government -- Executive Branch
When the delegates to the Constitutional Convention created the executive branch of government, they gave the president a limited term of office to lead the government.
The executive branch of Government enforces the laws of the land.
Executive branch agencies are granted the power to implement regulations relating to matters within their jurisdiction.
bensguide.gpo.gov /6-8/government/national/executive.html   (314 words)

 U.S. Federal Government: USA.gov
The three branches of U.S. government—legislative, judicial, and executive—carry out governmental power and functions.
The executive branch of the government is responsible for enforcing the laws of the land.
They also decide if laws violate the Constitution—this is known as judicial review, and it is how federal courts provide checks and balances on the legislative and executive branches.
www.usa.gov /Agencies/federal.shtml   (0 words)

 Ohio Executive Branch
It was not until 1798--after the male adult population of the territory reached 5,000--that the settlers were given the right to elect a house of representatives.
The original version of the constitution was revised under a new constitutional convention in 1851.
The 1851 Ohio Constitution with its amendments is the current version of the Constitution and designates the structure of the Executive branch of the state government, the elected officials of this governmental branch, and the eligibility and elections for these positions.
www.legislature.state.oh.us /executive.cfm   (345 words)

  SOM - Executive Branch
While candidates for the governor's office are chosen in the August primary election, candidates for the others are nominated at the regular year between presidential elections (voters cast one vote jointly for Governor and Lieutenant Governor).
Elected to a 4-year term, the secretary of state is a member of the executive...
The purpose of the department is to provide 24-hour statewide quality police service for the safety and protection of the people and their property in the state of Michigan.
www.michigan.gov /som/0,1607,7-192-29701_29702---,00.html   (715 words)

  Executive (government) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The executive is the branch of a government charged with implementing, or executing, the law and running the day-to-day affairs of the government or state.
Along with the Prime Minister or executive President, the executive branch consists of the cabinet and the executive departments or ministries of the government.
In parliamentary systems, the executive branch is generally comprised of a prime minister and a cabinet, who must directly or indirectly secure the support of the legislature.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Executive_branch   (460 words)

 Separation of powers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Because the judicial branch is often a part of a state or county government, the geographic jurisdiction of local judges is often not coterminous with municipal boundaries.
The Executive is drawn from the Legislature, and is subordinate to it.
Since the Executive is drawn from the leadership of the dominant party in parliament, party discipline often results in a de facto situation of Executive control of the Legislature, although in reality MPs can reject their leadership and vote against them.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Separation_of_powers   (3059 words)

 executive branch. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
The branch of federal and state government that is broadly responsible for implementing, supporting, and enforcing the laws made by the legislative branch and interpreted by the judicial branch.
The executive branch also proposes a great deal of legislation to Congress and appoints federal judges, including justices of the Supreme Court.
Although the executive branch guides the nation’s domestic and foreign policies, the system of checks and balances works to limit its power.
www.bartleby.com /59/14/executivebra.html   (230 words)

 Executive Branch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Section seventeen stipulated the causes for the transfer of the powers and duties of the executive to the Lieutenant Governor such as resignation or death, and including absence from the state.
In its report of the executive article, the Committee on the Executive Department had revised only the first of the two sections by adding a final clause stipulating that the Lieutenant Governor could not hold another office during his term.
That portion of section fifteen, which provided for succession to the executive office (Lieutenant Governor, President pro tempore of the Senate), became part of section sixteen and was extended to include a third level of succession, Speaker of the Assembly.
www.library.ca.gov /CCRC/reports/html/hs_executive_branch.html   (4745 words)

 State Executive Branch Overview - Guide to Government, California State Government
While the usual explanation of responsibilities of the branches of government is that the legislature makes the laws and the executive branch administers and enforces them, in practice the legislative and executive branches often work together on shaping proposed legislation.
Besides being the highest-ranking executive of the state, the governor is a legislative leader, the commander-in-chief of the state militia, an appointive power in the judicial system, the leader of his or her political party, and ceremonial head of state.
The lieutenant governor assumes the office of chief executive when the governor is absent from the state or is temporarily or permanently unable to discharge the duties of the office.
www.smartvoter.org /gtg/ca/state/overview/state_exec.html   (3703 words)

 Sign Here - Presidential signing statements are more than just executive branch lunacy. By Dahlia Lithwick
They range from benign executive branch throat-clearing—thanking and praising the bill's sponsors—to something that approaches a line-item veto: expressions of presidential reservations about the law.
Until the Reagan presidency, the executive branch had only ever issued a total of 75 signing statements.
And if you believe that all this executive self-aggrandizement is meaningless until and unless a court has given it force, you are missing the whole point of a signing statement: These statements are directed at federal agencies and their lawyers.
www.slate.com /id/2134919   (1576 words)

 U.S. Government Documents - Executive Branch Resources
This section concerns the activities and publications of the President and those executive branch agencies which report directly to the President, rather than through the Cabinet Departments, which are covered in the next section.
Executive orders are official documents, numbered consecutively, through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government.
Government Executive's essential editorial mission is to cover the business of the federal government and its huge departments and agencies--dozens of which dwarf the largest institutions in the private sector.
www.columbia.edu /cu/lweb/indiv/dsc/executive.html   (3598 words)

 Executive Branch
Establishment The Executive Branch of the Navajo Nation consists of divisions, departments, offices and programs as may be established by law.
Additional executive offices include: The Office of the President and Vice President, Tax Commission, Navajo-Hopi Land Commission, Office of Management and Budget, Navajo Nation Washington D.C. Office, and the Office of the Attorney General.
The powers and duties of the President of the Navajo Nation include serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Executive Branch of the Navajo Nation government with full authority to conduct, supervise, and coordinate personnel and programs.
www.21native.com /speaker.navajo.org/executive.html   (227 words)

The executive branch of Pennsylvania government, consisting of both elected and appointed officials, is headed by the Governor, who holds the state's highest office.
The Lieutenant Governor, an elected official, and the appointed members of the Governor's cabinet constitute the rest of the executive branch of government.
The executive department, however, has grown to include all state government agencies under the jurisdiction of the Governor.
www.legis.state.pa.us /WU01/VC/visitor_info/creating/executive.htm   (1688 words)

 Jefferson on Politics & Government: Executive Branch
It is not practicable for the executive branch of government to be headed by anything other than a single person.
To comply with such calls would leave the nation without an executive branch, whose agency, nevertheless, is understood to be so constantly necessary, that it is the sole branch which the Constitution requires to be always in function.
The Executive Branch is responsible for the administration of everything listed under Government Policy in a Republic.
etext.lib.virginia.edu /jefferson/quotations/jeff1220.htm   (2888 words)

 Executive Council Office - Executive Branch
The Executive Branch of government is responsible for delivering programs and services to the population within the framework of laws, expenditures, and tax measures approved by Legislature.
At the apex of the Executive Branch is the Executive Council (or Cabinet), composed of Ministers appointed from elected Members of the Legislative Assembly of the political party in power.
The Executive Branch directs and oversees day-to-day operations of government.
www.gnb.ca /0012/branch/exec-e.asp   (130 words)

 FindLaw's Writ - Van Bergen: The Unitary Executive: Is The Doctrine Behind the Bush Presidency Consistent with a ...
FISA was enacted after the fall of Nixon with the precise intention of curbing unchecked executive branch surveillance.
In this signing statement, Bush asserts not only his authority to internally supervise the "unitary executive branch," but also his power as Commander-in-Chief, as the basis for his interpretation of the law -- which observers have noted allows Bush to create a loophole to permit the use of torture when he wants.
The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.
writ.news.findlaw.com /commentary/20060109_bergen.html   (1876 words)

 Bush shuns Patriot Act requirement - The Boston Globe
Bush wrote: ''The executive branch shall construe the provisions.
Members of both parties have pointed out that the Constitution gives the legislative branch the power to write the laws and the executive branch the duty to ''faithfully execute" them.
''The president's constitutional duty is to faithfully execute the laws as written by the Congress, not cherry-pick the laws he decides he wants to follow.
www.boston.com /news/nation/washington/articles/2006/03/24/bush_shuns_patriot_act_requirement   (835 words)

 Utah's Executive Branch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Overview of Lesson Plan: In this lesson, students learn about the departments within the executive branch of the Utah state government and create a trivia game to test their knowledge.
Research and analyze the different departments within the executive branch of Utah's government.
Explain that students will be working in groups to investigate the departments within the executive branch and then develop a trivia game.
www.uen.org /Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=556   (695 words)

 Oregon Blue Book Executive Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Oregonians elect six statewide officials to manage the executive branch of government.
These officials are the governor, secretary of state, treasurer, attorney general, commissioner of labor and industries, and superintendent of public instruction.
This section describes the executive branch of government and introduces these six statewide officials.
bluebook.state.or.us /state/executive/executivehome.htm   (62 words)

 SG Executive Branch
I encourage you to check out the remainder of the Executive Branch site and I hope it is helpful in informing you of our activities, and I most certainly hope to see and hear from you regularly throughout the year.
The Executive Branch is headed by the Student Body President and the other executive officers, and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Student Government.
The Presidential Cabinet is the principle adminstrative unit of the executive branch.
students.ncsu.edu /exec   (275 words)

 Ben's Guide (3-5): Branches of Government -- Executive Branch   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The executive branch of Government makes sure that the laws of the United States are obeyed.
The President of the United States is the head of the executive branch of government.
This branch is very large so the President gets help from the Vice President, department heads (Cabinet members), and heads of independent agencies.
bensguide.gpo.gov /3-5/government/national/executive.html   (124 words)

 Hangout - State Government - Executive Branch
The chief of the executive branch is the governor.
In addition to the Governor's Office, there are 16 executive departments and many boards and commissions.
The executive departments carry out the policies set by the governor.
www.state.nj.us /hangout_nj/government_executive.html   (341 words)

 Executive Branch - Government and Politics: InfoUSA
House Document 106-216, U.S. Presented in question/answer format; numbers 92-128 are on the executive branch.
Congressional Research Service report, July 2002, discusses how and by whose authority changes are accomplished in the administrative structure and operations of the executive branch.
A brief overview of the role and organization of the executive branch of the government.
usinfo.state.gov /usa/infousa/politics/execbran.htm   (269 words)

 Executive Branch
The Executive Branch of the Government has the President, Vice President, and all the cabinet members.
There are nine offices or organizations directly responsible to the Chief Executive.
Thomas Jefferson was the first President to be sworn into office in Washington, D.C. The President is responsible for appointing the cabinet.
library.thinkquest.org /J0110221/Executive.html   (169 words)

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