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United States Cabinet List
Terms in this set (15)
Department of State
the United States federal executive department that advises the President and leads the country in foreign policy issues
Department of Treasury
It was established by an Act of Congress in 1789 to manage government revenue.
Department of Justice
responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries
Department of Interior
responsible for the management and conservation of most federal land and natural resources, and the administration of programs relating to Native American, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, territorial affairs, and insular areas of the United States. About 75% of federal public land is managed by the department
Department of Agriculture
responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, agriculture, forestry, and food. It aims to meet the needs of farmers and ranchers, promote agricultural trade and production, work to assure food safety, protect natural resources, foster rural communities and end hunger in the United States and internationally.
Department of Commerce
This organization's main purpose is to create jobs, promote economic growth, encourage sustainable development and improve standards of living for all Americans.
Department of Labor
responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, reemployment services, and some economic statistics; many U.S. states also have such departments.
Department of Defense
charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces.
Department of Health and Human Services
he goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. Its motto is "Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America"
Department of Housing and Urban Development
to develop and execute policies on housing and metropolises.
Department of Transportation
Its mission is to "Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future."
Department of Energy
concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material. Its responsibilities include the nation's nuclear weapons program, nuclear reactor production for the United States Navy, energy conservation, energy-related research, radioactive waste disposal, and domestic energy production. It also directs research in genomics; the Human Genome Project originated in a DOE initiative
Department of Education
he primary functions of the Department of Education are to "establish policy for, administer and coordinate most federal assistance to education, collect data on US schools, and to enforce federal educational laws regarding privacy and civil rights." The Department of Education does not establish schools or colleges
Department of Veterans Affairs
a government-run military veteran benefit system with Cabinet-level status.
Department of Homeland Security
responsibilities in public security, roughly comparable to the interior or home ministries of other countries. Its stated missions involve antiterrorism, border security, immigration and customs, cybersecurity, and disaster prevention and management. It was created in response to the September 11 attacks.
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