A cabinet is a body of high-ranking state officials, typically comprising the best leaders of the executive branch. They are usually called ministers, but in some jurisdictions are sometimes called secretaries. The purposes of a cabinet are diverse: in some states it is a collegiate decision-making body with collective responsibility, while in others it may function either as a purely advisory body or an assisting institution to a decision making head of state or head of government. Cabinets are usually the body responsible for the daily management of their authorities and response to sudden events, whereas the legislative and judicial branches work at a measured pace, in sessions based on prolonged processes.
What are the responsibilities of the 15 cabinet departments?
The Cabinet includes the Vice President and the heads of 15 executive departments -- the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs, in Addition to the ...
What places are in the cabinet?
Below are the Cabinet positions and their responsibilities. Click here to see all digital photograph