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Executive Branch: American Government


Getting Started

This guide provides an overview of resources on the Executive Office of the President.

Executive Branch

This guide contains information on historical and current resources produced by and about the United States presidency.

The President oversees the Executive Branch of the American Government which includes: 

The White House provides access to Executive Orders, Proclamations, audio and transcripts of press briefings, pending nominations, current news items, links to EOP agencies and departments, and more.

If you need a reminder on Executive Powers, Cornell Law School has a very useful guide. 

The Executive Office

 The Executive Office of the President was created in 1939 under FDR in response to the growing complexity of the Federal Government. It is overseen by the White House Chief of Staff.