Presidential Roles

Presidential Roles

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  • Chief Administrator
  • I am President Bill Clinton and I run the biggest corporation in the United States. 
  • Chief Legislator
  • Ah! I forgot to call the Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to discuss my Violence Against Women Act.
  • Chief of Party
  • Us Democrats must come together to pass more bills and conquer more seats in our government. Do not let those dirty Republicans take over! 
  • The President of the United States has many roles. One of these roles is Chief Administrator, meaning he is essentially the CEO of the United States. He must run the government and is in charge of the bureaucracy.
  • Chief Diplomat
  • Do not listen to him! I, Saddam Hussein, am your leader and he DID work with me.
  • The President is also a Chief Legislator, meaning that he sets the legislative agenda, but also bargains, persuades, and uses personal appeals to consult with Congress to try to pass bills.
  • Commander in Chief
  • Congress, we need to declare war on Iraq! They invaded Kuwait and they need our help.
  • The President is Chief of Party, meaning that he provides leadership in the overall management of large projects and represents the view of his respected party as a whole.
  • Chief of State
  • My name is Bill Clinton and I am YOUR president. But, you know, "being president is like running a cemetery: you've got a lot of people under you and nobody's listening."
  • The President is a Chief Diplomat. This means that he tries to form peaceful relationships with other nations as well as recognizing new countries. He also works closely with the United Nations.
  • I did not have relations with that nation!
  • Commander in Chief is another role of the President. He is the supreme leader over the United States military. He can use the military whenever he wants, but he has to go to Congress to declare war.
  • Yeah no. How about we just wait and see if it gets any worse. 
  • The last role of the President is that he is the Chief of State, meaning that he is the actual head of the government due to winning the presidential election, even if it does not match the popular vote.
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