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									  The U.S
The different presidents:
Demanding job:
   The President of the U.S. has many
    responsibilities. The President acts as the
    head of his political party, the chief
    representative of the government, and the
    country's popular leader.
Chief of State
   Roles: This role requires a president to be an
    inspiring example for the American people. In
    some nations, the chief of state is a king or a
    queen who wears a crown on special occasions,
    celebrates national holidays, and stands for the
    highest values and ideals of the country. As the
    American Chief of State, the president is a living
    symbol of the nation. It is considered a great
    honor for any citizen to shake the president's
Chief executive
   The President is considered the country's chief
    executive. He develops federal policies, prepares
    national budgets, enforces federal laws, and
    appoints federal officials.
   Roles: The president is "boss" for millions of
    government workers in the Executive Branch,
    deciding how the laws of the United States are to
    be enforced and choosing officials and advisers to
    help run the Executive Branch.
Chief Diplomat
   Roles: The president decides what
    American diplomats and ambassadors shall
    say to foreign governments. With the help
    of advisers, the president makes the
    foreign policy of the United States.
Commander in chief:
   The President as the commander of the armed
    services. He is responsible for keeping the
    country safe and strong both in wartime and
    during peaceful periods.
   Roles: The president is in charge of the U.S.
    armed forces: the Army, Navy, Air Force, and
    Marines. The president decides where troops
    shall be stationed, where ships shall be sent, and
    how weapons shall be used. All military generals
    and admirals take their orders from the President.
Chief Legislator
   Roles: Only Congress has the actual
    power to make laws. But the Constitution
    gives the president power to influence
    Congress in its lawmaking. Presidents may
    urge Congress to pass new laws or veto
    bills that they do not favor.
Chief of Party
   Roles: In this role, the president helps
    members of his political party get elected or
    appointed to office. The president
    campaigns for those members who have
    supported his policies. At the end of a term
    the president may campaign for reelection.
Chief Guardian of the Economy
   Roles: In this role, the president is
    concerned with such things as
    unemployment, high prices, taxes,
    business profits, and the general prosperity
    of the country. The president does not
    control the economy, but is expected to
    help it run smoothly.
Foreign policy director:
   The President must direct foreign policy,
    appoint ambassadors, make treaties, and
    meet with foreign leaders.
Legislative leader:
   The President influences the development
    and passage of laws. But his support does
    not guarantee that a law will be instated.
    Also, the President has the power to veto
    any bill that has been passed by Congress.
The president's principal roles:
   Approve federal laws (bills) created by Congress (Senate and House of
    Representatives), which is the legislative branch of government

   Lead the nation's people, making sure citizens obey the laws and setting priorities
    for the country, including helping the Congress decide how the budget is spent

   Manage the government, making sure that decisions and programs are being carried
    out effectively, with the help of the vice president and appointed cabinet members
    who head different departments (agriculture, commerce, defense, education, energy,
    health and human services, housing and urban development, interior, justice, labor,
    state, transportation, treasury, veterans affairs)

   Represent the U.S. in meetings with leaders of other countries, including signing
    treaties and other agreements (with approval from Congress) on behalf of the U.S.

   Command the U.S. military, including declaring war (with approval from Congress)
The most powerful person in the
   Chief Executive of the United States
   Running both foreign and domestic affairs
    of the country
The Ceremonial Leader of the US
   Chief of State or Head of State
   The ceremonial leader of the whole country
   Lights the National Christmas Tree!
   Pardons the National Turkey!!!
Directs 3,000,000 employees and
oversees spending $1.6 Trillion
   Chief Administrator
   Runs the largest government in world
Sets US Foreign Policy
   Chief Diplomat
   Appoints the Secretary of State
   Appoints Ambassadors
   Negotiates and Signs US Treaties
Heads the US military
   Commander in Chief
   2,000,000 troops and the powerful US
    arsenal of weapons are under the direct
    and immediate control of the President
   Limited by the War Powers Act
Initiates, Suggests, and Shapes
   Chief Legislator
   Proposes the fiscal budget of the US
   Outlines his plan for legislation in the State
    of the Union Address
Head of party:
   Leader of the Democrats or Republicans
   With support of their party Presidents may
    pass vast programs of related legislation
   FDR’s New Deal
Chief Citizen
   Representative of all citizens at once.
   All US citizens are constituents of the
Presidential Pay & Privileges
   $200,000/year salary
   $50,000/year expenses
   The White House
   Air Force 1
   Camp David
   Staff & Secret Service
   $143,800/year pension
   Full Medical
Presidential Disability
   The Vice-President may serve as acting
   President may inform Congress in writing
    for a planned leave.
   Vice-President and a majority of the
    Cabinet inform Congress for an unplanned
     The presidential vehicles:

The presidents house:

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