By: Evan Bellamy
- 35 Years of Age
- A natural born citizen of the United States
- A resident of the U.S. for 14 years
Duties, Roles, and Responsibilities of the President
The President is in charge of 15 different cabinet departments. The President is also able to make Executive Orders, orders that have the power of law without congressional approval.
The President directs foreign policy. The President can make agreements with foreign leaders without the approval of congress, but can not make treaties.
The President is in charge of all of the armed forces of the United States. They are the only one that can order American soldiers into battle, but can't declare war.
The President must sign bills into law. Although he is not apart of the bill-making process, he can give Congress his legislative agenda.
The President deals with several economic issues that include unemployment, inflation, and high taxes. They also plan the federal government's budget every year and must have it approved by Congress.
The President is viewed as the leader of their political party and selects the party's national chairperson.
Head of State:
A ceremonial role; the president represents the U.S. at special occasions and ceremonies. They act as a living symbol of the United States.