Presidential Powers

Presidential Powers

Executive Branch

The president has seven major powers and duties. Each important and critical in his position. Without them he would be basicly powerless and would have no way of helping the country and there wouldnt really even be any point in having a president. The seven powers and duties are chief executive, commander in chief, chief diplomat, economic leader, legislative leader, party leader, and chief of state. The top three most important powers/duties he has in my opinion are chief diplomat, commander in chief, and economic leader. Although each role can be considered equally as important as the other, it seems that the role as Chief Diplomat is one of the most vital of the seven because of its effect on the position of the US as a country in the world.
The role of Chief Diplomat is a very important role that the President of the United States holds because without it, there would be no ties with the rest of the world. The role entails the President's to conduct foreign policy by directing the actions of American ambassadors and signing treaties and trade agreements with leaders of foreign nations. By doing all of these tasks, America as a whole becomes safer and total respect is slowly gained amongst other countries in the world. An example of the Chief Diplomat role being filled is George W. Bush. He visited the Republic of Liberia where he met with President Johnson Sirleaf to discuss how the US has helped the Republic become more economically stable and put children back into schools.

As commander in chief the president has control over the military and everything having to do with it.

Another important roll the president has is the chief executive.

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