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Roles of the President

  1. 1. The Roles of the President Notes
  2. 2. <ul><li>Roles of the President </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chief Executive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Power to carry out laws passed by Congress </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aided by his Cabinet & about 3 million civilians who work for the federal government </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can issue executive orders which have the force of law but do not require Congress’s approval </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can appoint judges to the Supreme Court </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can grant pardons , issue reprieves , & grant amnesty to a group of people </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Roles of the President
  4. 4. <ul><li>Roles of the President </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chief Diplomat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Power to direct the foreign policy of the U.S. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Negotiates treaties which require Senate approval </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Issues executive agreements which by-pass the Senate but last only while that president is in office </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appoints ambassadors </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
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  6. 6. <ul><li>Roles of the President </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commander-in-Chief </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Power to back up foreign policy decisions with force, if necessary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Orders American soldiers into battle </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Congress has formally declared war 5 times </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presidents have sent troops into battle more than 150 times since 1789 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Limited by the War Powers Act of 1973 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
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  8. 8. <ul><li>Roles of the President </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislative Leader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Power to suggest legislation to Congress </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Only members of Congress can formally introduce bills </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presidents makes speeches, meets with representatives & senators, and appeals to the American people in order to influence legislation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Annual State of the Union Address is the most important of these speeches </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
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  10. 10. <ul><li>Roles of the President </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Head of State </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Power to carry out ceremonial functions for Americans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Includes meeting with visiting foreign leaders, giving medals to the country’s heroes, lighting the national Christmas tree, throwing out the first pitch of the baseball season, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Roles of the President
  12. 12. <ul><li>Roles of the President </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Leader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibility to help the country’s economy prosper </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presidents have an important role in planning the federal government’s budget </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Roles of the President </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Party Leader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibility to lead his political party </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make speeches to help fellow party members who are running for office </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Helps the party raise money </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>

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