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Federal Bureaucracy

Federal Bureaucracy

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Bureaucrats Have Bad Reputations and Structure of the Bureaucracy


1. How many different executive departments are there?
2. What is the title of the person who heads the Department of Justice?
3. Name three executive departments.
4. What type of an organization is the United States Postal Service: an executive department, an independent regulatory agency, or a government corporation?
5. The heads of which organizations in the federal bureaucracy serve in the president's cabinet?


1. Fifteen
2. The Attorney General
3. Choose from: the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Justice, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs
4. A government corporation
5. The heads of the executive departments