Part 4.3: US Government: The Executive Branch (Answers)

Check your answers for the questions in:

Part Four: US Government

Section Three: The Executive Branch

15. Who is in charge of the executive branch?

  • the President

26. We elect a President for how many years?

  • four (4)

27. In what month do we vote for President?

  • November

28. What is the name of the President of the United States now?

  • Barack Obama
  • Obama

29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?

  • Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
  • Joe Biden
  • Biden

30. If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

  • the Vice President

31. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

  • the Speaker of the House

32. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?

  • the President

33. Who signs bills to become laws?

  • the President

34. Who vetoes bills?

  • the President

35. What does the President’s Cabinet do?

  • advises the President

36. What are two Cabinet-level positions?

Secretary of:

  • Agriculture
  • Commerce
  • Defense
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Health and Human Services
  • Homeland Security
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • the Interior
  • Labor
  • State
  • Transportation
  • the Treasury
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Attorney General
  • Vice President

45. What are the two major political parties in the United States?

  • Democratic and Republican

46. What is the political party of the President now?

  • Democratic (Party)

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