Chief of state refers to the President as the head of the government. He is the symbol of all the people. In the United States, the President also rules over the government.
The President is also chief executive, vested by the Constitution with broad executive powers. This power is used at home on domestic issues and also extends to foreign affairs.
As chief administrator, the President is in charge of the executive branch of the federal government. This branch employs more than 2.7 million civilians.
The President is also the nation’s chief diplomat, the main author of American foreign policy.
In addition, the Constitution makes the President the commander in chief of the armed forces. This power gives the President direct and immediate control of the military.
As chief legislator, the President shapes public policy. The President may suggest, request, and insist that Congress enact laws he believes are needed.
The President is automatically the chief of party—the leader of the political party that controls the executive branch.
Finally, the President is chief citizen. This means the President should represent all of the people of the United States. Citizens expect the President to work for their interests and provide moral leadership.
The President must carry out each of these roles at the same time.
Minimum Candidate Criteria:
- Be a natural born American citizen
- Be at least 35 years old
- Have been a resident of the United States for at least 14 years.
Preferred Candidate Criteria:
- Experience in Politics
- Good with people
- Come from a big state
- Able to change positions on issues
- Free Healthcare
- Provided House
- Provided Phones
- Provided Transportation and cars
- Secret Service Bodyguarding
- Travel Expenses paid
$50,000 for expenses
Class lecture and notes
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Nelson, Angela. "Being President Is Dangerous, and Not for the Reasons You Think." SafeBee. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Sept. 2016.
"US Authorizes Secret Service Protection for Trump, Carson." - KOAA.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Sept. 2016.
History.com Staff. "White House." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2015. Web. 16 Sept. 2016.