2 (8) Key roles of the President Chief of stateChief executiveChief administratorChief diplomatCommander in ChiefChief legislatorParty chiefChief citizen
3 Chief of StateThe chief of state is the ceremonial head of the government of the United StatesHe represents all of the American peoplePresident both “reigns” and “rules”Often, ceremonial heads only “reign”.
4 Chief ExecutiveThe chief executive is given “the executive Power” of the United States by the Constitution.Holds a wide range of powersDeals with both domestic and foreign affairsSometimes considered the most powerful office in the world
5 Chief AdministratorThe chief administrator is the leader of the Federal GovernmentDirects an administration that employs more than 2.7 million civilians (non military personnel)
6 Chief DiplomatThe chief diplomat is in charge of our foreign policy, meaning how we interact with other countriesNation’s “chief spokesperson to the rest of the world”Meets with other leaders to make agreements and solve problems
7 Commander in ChiefThe Commander in Chief is the head of all of the American armed forces— Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast GuardConsidered “civilian control”, meaning the leader of the military is not a professional military officer
8 Chief LegislatorThe chief legislator sets much of the overall congressional agendaOften initiates, suggests, requests, insists, and demands that Congress enact certain laws
9 Chief of PartyThe chief of party is the head of the party that controls the executive branch of government.For example, the Democratic party currently controls the executive branch. President Obama is therefore considered the chief of party for the Democrats.What happens if the President isnot liked by his party?
10 Chief CitizenThe chief citizen is expected to work for and represent the public interest against the many private interestsExpected to be the “representative of all the people”
11 Presidential Stats (REVIEW) Must be a “natural born Citizen”—born in the United StatesPossible to become President after being born an American citizen abroad, but this has never been testedMust be at least 35 years oldMust have lived in the United States for at least 14 years
12 Presidential Stats (REVIEW) Continued… 4 year terms2 term limitCongress determines the President’s salaryOriginally: $25,000 per yearCurrently:$400,000 per yearReceives a $50,000 expense allowance per year
13 MORE Benefits…Air Force OneWhite HouseCamp DavidSecret Service