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The Presidency of the United States


Impeachment President and Congress The President President's Job, Part I President's Job, Part II President's Cabinet President Has Fun



Below are general descriptions of the information students might include.

Extremely capable person to be
As Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. armed forces, the President is the top military person in the United States. Decisions regarding the armed forces are his responsibility. He can also call up the National Guard from individual states.
Person with a "take charge" attitude to head up the country as CHIEF EXECUTIVE...
The President, as Chief Executive, chooses people to do the jobs of running the country and is responsible for seeing that those people are doing their jobs correctly.
Person who knows about foreign countries to be HEAD OF STATE...
The President, as Head of State, is in charge of foreign relations, represents the U.S. to foreign nations, and hosts foreign dignitaries who visit the U.S. The President can also make treaties with other countries, subject to Senate approval.
Constitutionally aware sharp thinker to be CHIEF LEGISLATOR...
The President, as Chief Legislator, can suggest certain laws to Congress. He can also veto laws.
Strong leader and visionary to be CHIEF OF THE PARTY...
As chief of his political party, the President makes decisions about his own political party.

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President Gerald Ford once worked washing dishes in a restaurant kitchen to make ends meet.

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