5Ws of the Executive Branch

5Ws of the Executive Branch
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The Executive Branch of the US Government

The Executive Branch Lesson Plans & Activities

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Although many recognize the President of the United States as our chief executive, the Executive Branch itself carries more roles and responsibilities than many realize. The Executive Branch preserves the rights and safeties guaranteed to all citizens.




Executive Branch

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The Executive Branch of the US Government - 5 Ws

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  • Who is a member of the Executive Branch?
  • What is the purpose of the Executive Branch?
  • A new law has been created!
  • When was the Executive Branch established?
  • The Executive Branch is made up of the president, vice president, the cabinet, and numerous officers and advisers to the president.
  • The main responsibility of the Executive Branch is to enforce the laws created by the U.S. government. These responsibilities are divided into numerous agencies and cabinet departments.
  • We will make sure it is enforced!
  • In 1789, the Executive Branch was created with the passing of the Constitution. The founders of the U.S. government created three separate branches for the creation of laws, the enforcement of laws, and the judging of laws.
  • Where is the Executive Branch located?
  • 5Ws of the Executive Branch
  • Why does the Executive Branch exist?
  • Legislative BranchCreates the Laws
  • Executive BranchEnforces the Laws
  • The Executive Branch is primarily located in Washington, D.C., but due to the vast array of responsibilities of the branch, it can be located almost anywhere in the country.
  • The Executive Branch supports the separation of powers by being responsible for enforcing laws. The founding fathers stressed that in order to prevent corruption, a branch that makes laws should be independent from the branches that enforce and judge laws.
  • Judicial BranchJudges the Laws
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