Policy Research: Executive & Judicial

The Executive Branch - Introduction

President Obama on the phone in the Oval OfficeThe Executive Branch of the United States Government includes the agencies and departments that take direction from the President, who is the administrative head of the executive branch. Through regulations, the Executive branch enforces laws. Laws are created by the Legislative branch in Congress and are interpreted by the Judicial branch through the Courts.

This image is in the public domain and was taken by White House photographer Pete Souza.

Use the guides United States Government Information guide linked below to find more resources regarding the Executive Branch.

Federal Courts

Local & Regional Courts

How Tos