American Government Essay

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American Government Final Paper
1. Leaders of the Different Branches of Government
Legislative Branch
House of Representatives (State,Party) John Boehner (De,D), Speaker of the House Eric Cantor (VA,R) House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA,D), House Minority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD,D), House Minority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA,R), House Majority Whip

Senate (State, Party) Joe Biden (DE,D), President of the Senate Daniel Inouye (HI,D), President Pro Tempore Mitch McConnell (KY,R), Senate Minority Leader John Kyl (AZ,R), Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (Il,D), Senate Majority Whip Harry Reid (NV,D), Senate Majority Leader

Judicial Branch John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr., Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice

Executive Branch (State,Party) Barack Obama (Il,D), President of the United States Joe Biden (DE,D), Vice President of the United States

Kansas “My” Politics Congressperson- Kevin Yoder Governor- Sam Brownback Jerry Moran (R)-Senator Pat Roberts (R)-Senator

2. Identify and List:
A. Inner Cabinet
Hilary Clinton (NY,D), Secretary of State
Leon Panetta (CA,D), Secretary of Defense
Eric Holder (NY,D), Attorney General
Timothy Geithner (NY, Independent), Secretary of the Treasury
B. Four Independent Executive Agencies
a. FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)
b. FTC (Federal Trade Commission)
c. EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
d. CIA (Central Intelligence Agency)
C. Three Regulatory Agencies
a. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
b. FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
c. USDA (Department of Agriculture)
D. Three Levels of Courts
a. US Supreme Court
b. US Court of Appeals
c. US District Courts

3. The President has many ways to use his powers beyond what the Constitution allows. One way is going public and getting the support of the people. This is how he can go around Congress and gain support. A form of this is making special appearances in states for example if he was to have shown up at Joplin, MO and gave a speech. He is trying to gain support from smaller, more personal communities hoping others see how he cares for the people. Another way the President can enforce his power is he can sign off on statements. He can either sign a bill to law or veto it. He can also make changes to it and then sign it, therefore being able to for lack of better words “does what he wants”. The president can also give executive orders. He has the white house staff to gather outside information, give their outlook on situations and figure out a plan that they think is best for the current situation. I personally feel that interacting with the people is the best way because the bottom line is that you have to make the majority of the people happy in order to stay in office. Because if you don’t, you will not be in the office for another term. If it gets really bad and no one really approves of the way you do things, you will be impeached, that is a tough mark to wear.
4. All in all, I personally believe Hamilton would not support the election of judges. The