Presidential Roles

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Head of State

Description: The President is shown as a ceremonial figure for the United States.

Examples of Responsibilities: Awarding medals to the winners of college scholarships, congratulating astronauts on their journey into space, greeting visitors to the White House, and Making a patriotic speech on the Fourth of July.

Is the President of US. He/She do what presidents do, vetoing laws that are unjust, making new laws, and Helping keeping order during a crisis. And they also help keep peace with other countries so we can have allies and unnecessary violence.

Chief Executive

Description: The President is the leader of the Executive Branch, which implements the laws the Congress passes. The President also appoints federal judges and the head of executive departments and agencies.

Examples of Responsibilities: Appointing someone to serve as head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), holding a Cabinet meeting to discuss government business, and reading reports about problems of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

As chief executive, the president enters office with an agenda and uses the resources available to carry out the agenda. Some are broad and can be put into clear categories, Democrats often focus on expanding social services, whereas Republicans often seek to narrow government spending. But if running a single corporation is difficult enough, running the country is even harder. There are too many factors for a single person to address alone, so presidents surround themselves with advisers and appoint 15 Cabinet heads. Cabinet members serve as leaders of federal divisions, such as the Departments of Defense, State, Treasury and Labor. Public opinion also counts for a lot in deciding whether a president will get his or her agenda passed. President George W. Bush's appeal for public support for his $700 billion Wall Street bailout plan (a use of the bully pulpit) is a good example.

Commander in Chief

Description: The President is responsible for the nation's security and is in charge of the military.

Examples of Responsibilities: Inspecting a Navy yard, deciding, in wartime, whether to bomb foreign cities, and calling out troops to stop a riot at the request of the state's legislature or governor.

The National Constitution does not contain a limitation of the full exercise of the military power of the Commander in Chief in time of war or rebellion. The powers of the president is to use the United States Navy to defend in time of peace and aggression. In all cases the acts and orders of the President are official, and no court or judge can interfere.

Chief Diplomat

Description: The President meets with foreign leaders, appoints ambassadors, and is in charge of the military.

Examples of Responsibilities: Traveling to London to meet with British leaders, entertaining Japanese diplomats in the White House, and writing a message or a letter to the leaders of Russia.

One of the best examples of President Carter serving his role as Chief Diplomat was the Camp David Accords. The Middle East great strategic importance to the United States, because of its oil reserves. Over 30 years before the Carter Administration, Israel and its neighbors experienced 4 wars and continuing conflict. President Carter attempted to create a diplomatic framework for coexistence and cooperation among the nations of that region. From September 5th to September 17th, 1978, Jimmy Carter met with President Anwar al-Sadat and Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel at the Presidential retreat, Camp David to negotiate a peace settlement.


Legislative Leader

Description: The President delivers an annual State of the Union message to Congress, proposes legislation, signs or vetoes laws passed by Congress, and can call Congress into special session when necessary.

Examples of Responsibilities: Inviting members of Congress to lunch in the White House, signing a bill of Congress, and making a speech in Congress.

The news media looked up to President Obama’s victory on the Wall Street reform bill signed into law earlier this week as another example of his legislative power. Whenever Congress tries something big, it’s all about the success or failure of the White House agenda. And whether he wins or loses, it’s all about him and his skill, his efforts, and his legacy. Obama’s legislative victories were not based on bills crafted by the White House. Democratic leaders in Congress formulated the stimulus legislation, health care, and, most recently, the Wall Street reform bill.

Economic Planner

Description: The President appoints economic advisers, meets with business leaders, prepares an annual budget request, and submits economic reports to Congress.

Examples of Responsibilities: Meeting with economic advisers to discuss ways to reduce unemployment and meeting with business and labor leaders to discuss their needs and problems.

Economic plan process by which key economic decisions are made or influenced by central governments. It contrasts with the laissez-faire approach that, in its purest form, eschews any attempt to guide the economy, relying instead on market forces to determine the speed, direction, and nature of economic evolution.

Party Leader

Description: The President leads his or her political party, rewarding party supporters with positions in government, and helps to raise money for party members.

Examples of Responsibilities: Choosing leading party members to serve in the Cabinet and traveling to California to speak at a rally for a party nominee to the U.S. Senate.

The Leader Speaker of their specific party. They are typically responsible for managing the party relationship with the general public. There are typically 2 parties Democrat and Republicans that try to make their leaders to become President and establish guidelines that would be beneficial to their party and their people.