Executive Branch Vocabulary
Updated: 12/11/2020
Executive Branch Vocabulary
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The Executive Branch of the US Government

The Executive Branch

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The Executive Branch is a vital topic for those studying American government. Although many recognize the President of the United States as our chief executive, the branch itself carries more roles and responsibilities than many realize. The Executive Branch preserves the rights and safeties guaranteed to all citizens.




The Executive Branch

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Executive Branch Vocabulary

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  • Executive Order No. 9066 I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of War, and the Military Commanders whom he may from time to time designate, whenever he or any designated Commander deems such action necessary or desirable, to prescribe military areas in such places and of such extent as he or the appropriate Military Commander may determine, from which any or all persons may be excluded, and with respect to which, the right of any person to enter, remain in, or leave shall be subject to whatever restrictions the Secretary of War or the appropriate Military Commander may impose in his discretion. Franklin D. RooseveltThe White House,February 19, 1942.
  • Executive Order
  • Presidential Succession
  • The Vice President of the United States
  • Line of Succession
  • The President of the United States
  • The Speaker of the House
  • Line of Succession (Continued)
  • Secretary of the Treasury
  • Secretary of Defense
  • Secretary of State
  • State of the Union Address
  • Impeach
  • An order given by the President of the United States of America that is legally binding and does not require the approval of Congress.
  • Presidential Succession is the order in which the role of the president is assigned in situations where the president can no longer perform his duties.
  • President pro tempore of the Senate
  • Attorney General
  • The State of the Union address is the annual speech given by the President of the United States. The purpose of the speech is to inform the public of the condition of the country, along with the current issues that the country is facing.
  • Impeachment is the process by which the president is accused of and investigated for committing an unlawful act. Depending on the investigation, the president may be removed from office and face criminal charges.
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