Roles of the President

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Roles of the President

Presidential Roles

Chief Of State

Chief Diplomat

Chief Administrator

Chief Guardian of the Economy

Chief Executive

Chief of the Party

Chief Legislator

Commander In Chief

This role requires a president to be an inspiring example for the American people. 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 hand.Examples:Congratulating astronauts on their journey into spaceGreeting visitors to the White HouseMaking a patriotic speech on the Fourth of July

The president is the "boss" for millions of government workers in the Executive Branch. He decides how the laws of the United States are to be enforced and chooses officials and advisers to help run the Executive Branch.Examples:Appointing someone to serve as head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)Holding a Cabinet meeting to discuss government business

Acts as boss of federal government workers in 15 executive departments.These departments help the President carry out, enforce, or execute the law.The president chooses cabinet members to advise and assist him.Example: Holding cabinet meetings and appointing federal officials.Appointment Powers – Cabinet, Federal Judges, US Supreme Court

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.Examples:Signing a bill of CongressMaking a speech in Congress

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.Examples:Entertaining Japanese diplomats in the White HouseWriting a message or a letter to the leaders of the Soviet Union

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.Examples: Choosing leading party members to serve in the CabinetTraveling to California to speak at a rally for a party nominee to the U.S. Senate

The president is concerned with such things as unemployment, high prices, taxes, business profits, and the general prosperity of the country. Examples:Meeting with economic advisers to discuss ways to reduce unemploymentMeeting with business and labor leaders to discuss their needs and problems

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.Examples:Deciding, in wartime, whether to bomb foreign citiesCalling out troops to stop a riot

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