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The job/ of the executive branch is/ to carry out,/ or execute,/ federal laws/ and enforce laws/ passed by Congress./ The head/ of the executive branch is/ the president./ The president is/ both the head of state/ and the head/ of government./

The president’s powers include/ the ability/ to sign/ treaties/ with other countries/ and to select/ ambassadors/ to represent/ the United States around the world./ The president also sets/ national policies/ and proposes laws/ to Congress./ The president names/ the top leaders/ of the federal departments./ When there is/ a vacancy/ on the Supreme Court,/ the president names/ a new member./ However,/ the Senate has/ the power/ to reject/ the president’s choices./ This limit/ on the power/ of the president is/ an example of checks and balances./

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* The reading text above is partially referred by USCIS Quick Civics Lessons “Learn About the United States” and only used for educational purposes.

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