Executive Branch - Chief of State

Ayoung Jo, Aimon Anwar, Ludia Hong, Stephanie Kim

Definition/Explanation

Just as there are kings and queens in other nations in the world, the President of the United States serves as the symbolic figure of the country who leads the government. He is required to be an inspiring example for all American people. The president's roles include giving out patriotic speeches, greeting visitors in the white house, commemorating war heroes, attending world leaders funerals, throwing the first pitch at national baseball games, and many other duties.

Importance

The president stands as an embodiment of the United States as a whole. He represents the country, especially while dealing with leaders of foreign nations, addressing and connecting with the common people. The president stands for the highest values and ideals of the country. As the Chief of State, the president is a living symbol of the nation, and it is considered a great honor for any citizen to shake the hand of the president.