Term of the Day for Friday, February 12, 2016

executive branch



One of the three primary branches of a government in most democratic countries - the other two being judicial and legislative branches. It includes the Prime Minister, or the executive President (such as in the US), and all agencies under his or her direct control.

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  • The Executive Branch of the United States Government, which includes the President and Vice President, has a number of powers vested to it explicitly by the Constitution.

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  • He learned in school that the executive branch of the government was headed by the United States President who had the final authority in many government decisions.

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  • The executive branch attempted to expand its power, but it was checked, or blocked, in its attempts by the judicial branch when the Supreme Court ruled against the constitutionality of several of its Executive Orders.

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