GED Social Studies : Departments and Agencies

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for GED Social Studies

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Example Questions

Example Question #89 : Content Areas

Which of these executive departments was created first? 

Possible Answers:

The Department of Homeland Security

The Department of the Treasury

The Department of Justice

The Department of Education

The Department of Transportation

Correct answer:

The Department of the Treasury

Explanation:

The Department of Treasury has existed from the very beginning of United States political history under the Constitution (1789). The Department of Justice was created in 1870, Transportation in 1967, Education in 1979, Homeland Security in 2002. 

Example Question #1 : Departments And Agencies

Which of these executive departments is responsible for advising the President on foreign policy? 

Possible Answers:

The Department of the Interior

The Department of Labor

The Department of Commerce

The Department of Defense

The State Department

Correct answer:

The State Department

Explanation:

The State Department is responsible for advising the President on foreign policy, as well as negotiating foreign treaties and engaging in diplomatic practices. 

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