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The President of the United States

Roles of the President Our president has many different roles. The following slides will help you gain a better understanding of these roles.

Commander in Chief In this role he must appoint top military officials. This is people who he feels will protect our country and help maintain peace.

Commander in Chief As commander in chief the president must protect our country during war and keep it strong during peacetime. He shares responsibilities with congress on deciding to go to war

Chief Executive he enforces federal laws, treaties, and federal court rulings develops federal policies prepares the national budget appoints federal officials

Chief of State The president has a role as being chief of state In this role he shows his American pride by attending celebrations, or throwing out the first pitch of a baseball game

Also as chief of state the president is responsible for greeting other foreign leaders as they arrive in the United States

Foreign Policy Leader

In this role the president decides on how much money our country will donate to aid for other countries

Foreign Policy Leader

Also as foreign policy leader the president appoints ambassadors and sign treaties

Party Leader As party leader the president tries to convince his party and the competing party to choose his ideas and policies and vote for them

Party Leader contd Also as party leader he works very hard to keep his party in control of both the House and the Senate. This control may help his party win elections and get bills passed.

Representative of the Nation As our nations leader the president is the person who represents our nation. He shows his confidence in dealing with problems to help the people of our country feel confident and safe.

Chief Agenda Setter The president delivers a state of the union address several times during the year At this address he proposes to the country his agenda for the year or time period he is discussing

Chief Agenda Setter The president will describe in his speeches which topics he feels the American people and lawmakers should support. These topics may include: Social Security Education Homeland Security

Who can become president of the United States?

You must be a citizen of the United States You must be at least 35 years old You must have been a citizen of the United States for at least 14 years

How long can you be President? No one can be elected to this office more than twice This means if you have won two elections then you may not run for a third The next election will have new candidates competing for the presidency

If you are placed into this office from for example the death of a president, and you serve in his place two or more years you can not serve but one more term

The following site is a helpful website that will help guide your studying while learning about the president of the United States. http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.as

Extra Credit

After learning these facts about the president. Please complete the following word find at this website for 3 extra points on your test. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/pre

The president is very important!

BibliographyQualifications for the office of President. Retrieved 19 March 2006.

US Presidents Word Find. Retrieved 1 March 2006. < http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/pres/wordsearch/preswordsea >