Facts about the presidents job
What Is the Presidents Job? (DK Readers L2) by Allison SingerFind out what the president does as you learn about the executive branch of government and see what a day in the life of the commander in chief is really like.
This leveled DK Reader will build reading skills while teaching exciting political vocabulary and showing how the leader of the United States helps decide the countrys laws, what traditions the president takes part in, and how the POTUS meets with other countries to make sure there is peace and goodwill.
Travel to Washington, DC, and take a sneak peek inside the Oval Office to see what it takes to be president in What is the Presidents Job?
Perfect for 5-7 year olds beginning to read fluently with support, Level 2 titles contain carefully selected photographic images to complement the text, providing strong visual clues to build vocabulary and confidence. Additional information spreads are full of extra fun facts, developing the topics through a range of nonfiction presentation styles such as diagrams and activities.
10 Interesting Facts About the U.S. Presidency
The evolving power and enlarging scope of responsibilities have made the modern presidency a very big job. Some even say that it is impossible for one person to handle it all. The Constitutional power as "Commander in Chief" has evolved into the very important modern role of "crisis manager. In the case of war — such as the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf War — or less famous regional conflicts — such as those in Kosovo, Somalia, or Haiti — the President must go into "emergency mode" and concentrate on the immediate problem. Domestically, crises may occur — such as urban riots, hurricanes, or forest fires — that require the President to schedule time to coordinate government responses to the situation. More than anyone else, the President symbolizes the country — its people and its beliefs. In this role, a President performs many ceremonial duties, such as receiving foreign dignitaries, throwing the first baseball of the season, and walking on red carpets while waving to crowds.
President , in government, the officer in whom the chief executive power of a nation is vested. The president of a republic is the chief of state , but his actual power varies from country to country; in the United States, Africa, and Latin America , the presidential office is charged with great powers and responsibilities, but the office is relatively weak and largely ceremonial in Europe and in many countries where the prime minister , or premier, functions as the chief executive officer. In North America , the title of president was first used for the chief magistrate of some of the British colonies. These colonial presidents were always associated with a colonial council to which they were elected, and the title of president carried over to the heads of some of the state governments e. The president was vested with a variety of duties and powers, including negotiating treaties with foreign governments, signing into law or vetoing legislation passed by Congress, appointing high-ranking members of the executive and all judges of the federal judiciary, and serving as commander in chief of the armed forces. The office of president is also used in governments in South and Central America, Africa, and elsewhere.
The president directs the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces. In contemporary times, the president is looked upon as one of the world's most powerful political figures as the leader of the only remaining global superpower. The president also leads the nation with the largest economy by nominal GDP. The president possesses significant domestic and international hard and soft power. Article II of the Constitution establishes the executive branch of the federal government. It vests the executive power of the United States in the president. The power includes the execution and enforcement of federal law, alongside the responsibility of appointing federal executive, diplomatic, regulatory and judicial officers, and concluding treaties with foreign powers with the advice and consent of the Senate.
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