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The Executive Branch and the 7 Roles of the President

Notes: Roles of the Executive Branch and Our President
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Laura Thrower

on 17 August 2016

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Transcript of The Executive Branch and the 7 Roles of the President

The 7 Roles of President
Head of State
Chief Executive
Chief Diplomat
Commander in Chief
Chief Legislator
Party Leader
Economic Leader
President Bush's presidency has greatly damaged the view of his party, and made it very unlikely that the Republicans will win much of anything in the 2008 election. As party leader, Bush had hoped to ensure a permanent Republican majority. In fact, he has accomplished the complete opposite.
President George W. Bush and Prince Salman bin Abdul Al-Aziz participated and watched sword dancing ceremonies in the United Arab Emirates.
President George W. Bush gives an address to 25,000 troops in Killeen, Texas. This picture was taken during the Iraq war, when tensions in the Middle East were rising.
President George W. Bush delivers his State of the Union Address in 2007, and demands legislation to help change the way America generates electric power.
As an "executive", the President can
appoint federal judges
, including vacancies on the Supreme Court a
nd to members of the Presidential Cabinet
.
Inaugurations
are one of the symbolic "passing of the torch" roles
Presidents can
"pardon"
, grant
"amnesty"
(a pardon for a group of people), or grant "
reprieves"
, which can delay a person's punishment.
One of the most powerful tools of the President is the use of "
Executive Orders
", which have the force of law. -->
The President is the "living symbol" of this nation, and acts in many roles that symbolize this.
The President directs
foreign policy,
or strategy, and can help make key decisions around the globe. (foreign policy tools:
treaties, sanctions, etc.)
President Obama watches with advisors as he gives the order to invade the compound in Pakistan where Osama Bin Laden is suspected to be living.
Watch President Clinton try to convince Congress to pass his job agenda.
The President is generally regarded as the leader of his political party. In this role, he can help other politicians get elected by
giving speeches
, helping to
raise money
for their elections, and by giving
endorsements
.
While the President cannot pass laws, he does have a huge influence on the chance a law may have to get passed by Congress. How do you think he can do this? (think influence!)
Every President tries to help the economy prosper. Voters expect that the President will deal with such problems like high taxes, a balanced government budget, unemployment, rising prices, etc.
How much power do you really believe the President has to fix the economy? Example of ways he CAN?
What are the requirements to run for President of the United States?
Who elects the President? -->
Who is next in line to secede the Presidency if the President dies/leaves office? What amendment tells us this? ____
How long is a Presidential term?
How many terms can a President be in office? What amendment tells us this? ____
What is the President's salary and benefits?
What is the job of the President's Cabinet?
Do

you know?
The Executive Branch (Federal Level)

Power: to enforce/execute the laws!
Head of our military!
President Obama gives an amazing speech at the Democratic convention for Hillary Clinton!
The President also has to do a number of "symbolic" things for our nation.
The State of the Union address is an annual tradition in which the President speaks to the nation about our goals and progress.
He (or she!) does not have power to declare war, but can send troops overseas without Congress approval for up to 60 days.
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