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15 Departments of the Executive Branch

Department of AgricultureResponsible for developing and executing U.S federal government policy on farming, agriculture, and food.
Department of CommerceSupervises trade, promotes U.S. business, tourism
Department of Defensehoused in the Pentagon, contained civilian secretaries of the navy, army, and air force
Department of Educationcreated by Garfield; argued that public education was a stepping stone to equality
Department of Energyhelps develop the nation's energy policies, promotes conservation of energy, regulates energy resources
Department of Health and Human Servicesprotects the health of all Americans and provides human services especially to those who can't help themselves; Medicare/Medicaid.
Department of Homeland Securitysecurity for nation; secret service; coast guard; customs and border protection
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)Agency of the federal government responsible for enforcing the Fair Housing Act and other housing issues.
Department of JusticeInvestigates violations of federal laws, prosecutes cases before courts, administers naturalization laws, enforces immigration laws
Department of Labordetermines standards of labor, publishes employment info, directs public-employment services
Department of Statedepartment of the government responsible for carrying out foreign affairs keeper of great seal; issue passports and visas
Department of the Interiorcontrols public lands, maintains public parks, supervises American Indian Reservations, controls water resources
Department of the Treasurymanages nations money; collects taxes and pays nation's debt; supervises coining and printing of money
Department of Transportationthe United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs
Department of Veterans Affairsthe United States federal department responsible for the interests of military veterans

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