The U.S. federal government is divided into three branches: the executive, the judicial, and the legislative. Learn more about how the U.S. government is organized.
The executive branch carries out and enforces laws. It includes the President, Vice President, the Cabinet, executive departments, independent agencies, and other boards, commissions, and committees.
The Judicial branch includes the federal courts and the organizations that support them.
The Legislative Branch consists of Congress—the Senate and the House of Representatives—and agencies that support Congress.