The Executive Branch

The Executive Branch - TheExecutiveBranch

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The Executive Branch  The presidency is the executive branch of the federal government. The president is  elected every four years and is responsible for enforcing the laws that Congress makes.  The president is also the commander-in-chief of the armed forces and has the power to  conduct foreign relations. The Judicial Branch  The federal courts make up the judicial branch of the federal government, which  consists of regional circuit courts, appeals courts, and the Supreme Court. The  Supreme Court is the highest legal authority in the country and has assumed the power  of judicial review to decide the legality of the laws Congress makes. The Bureaucracy  The term bureaucracy refers to the various departments and agencies of the executive  branch that help the president carry out his or her duties. There are fifteen departments  within the executive bureaucratic branch, including the Department of State, the 
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