Ch 10: The Executive Branch of Government: Composition & Roles

About This Chapter

Watch online video lessons to learn about the executive branch's government corporations, independent agencies, cabinet members and more. Each lesson is accompanied by a short multiple-choice quiz you can use to check your understanding of these topics.

The Executive Branch of Government - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

While most people are familiar with the roles of the president and his cabinet members, they might not be aware of just how many other federal agencies, committees and commissions are also included in the executive branch of government. Use the lessons in this chapter to take a closer look at the structure and function of some of these government organizations and get a better idea of who calls the shots. Our short instructional videos are designed to teach you about:

  • Presidential appointees to the executive office and the cabinet
  • Entities operating within the executive branch of government
  • Constitutional checks and balances on presidential powers
  • Roles and purposes of quasi-official agencies

Video Objectives
Members of the Executive Office of the President & the Cabinet Discuss the role of the executive office. Outline the functions of various cabinet members.
Independent Agencies & Government Corporations Examine the roles of the executive branch's independent agencies and government corporations.
Quasi-Official Agencies: Roles & Purposes Identify functions of the executive branch's quasi-official agencies.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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