Our Nation’s Foundations – Lesson Eleven: Executive Branch

by Oletta Branstiter Executive Branch Place this information about the Executive Branch in the remaining third of the roof of your graphic. The Executive Branch consists of the President, Vice President, and 15 Cabinet-level executive departments:¬†Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State,¬†Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs. Most of these departments are not mentioned in the Constitution. This branch of government is defined in Article II of the Constitution. It also describes how the President is elected through an…

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Our Nation’s Foundations – Lesson Eight: Introduction to the Three Branches of Government

photo image of the United States Capitol - home of the legislative branch of America's government - Congress

by Oletta Branstiter Introduction to the Three Branches of Government Now that our Five Pillars of Principles are erected, we have a sturdy support structure for the three Branches of Government. We can imagine these fitting snugly into the roof of the structure we’re building. Add a triangular roof to the top of the pillars, in order to display information on the three Branches of Government. Separation of Powers Just like loading up an attic, it’s wise to separate the heavy items and balance the weight in the rafters over…

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Executive Orders vs. Signed Legislation – President Trump’s Accomplishments So Far

by Oletta Branstiter According to WhiteHouse.gov, President Trump has signed 35 executive orders, with the purpose of unraveling many of the Progressive actions by previous President Obama, but which can be undone by any future president. The most conservative of these may include: Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure Presidential Executive Order on Improving Accountability and Whistleblower Protection at the Department of Veterans Affairs Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of…

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