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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 1 decade ago

what are the duties of the united states president?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    "The President of the United States of America (often abbreviated POTUS[1]) is the head of state and head of government of the United States. The office of president was established upon the ratification of the United States Constitution in 1788 and the first president took office in 1789."

    "The president serves as the chief executive and leader of the executive branch of the United States government. Article Two of the United States Constitution establishes the president as the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces and enumerates powers specifically granted to the president, including the power to sign into law bills passed by both houses of the Legislature, to create a Cabinet of advisors, to grant pardons or reprieves, and, with the "advice and consent" of the United States Senate, to make treaties and appoint federal officers, ambassadors, and federal judges (including Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States). Article Two also defines a presidential term at four years; subsequently, the Twelfth Amendment (1804) revised the procedure for electing the president and the Twenty-second Amendment (1951) established presidential term limits."

    "The United States was the first nation to create the office of president as the head of state in a modern republic, and today the presidential system of government is used in many countries throughout the world. As of 2007, forty-two men have been Presidents of the United States. George Washington was the first President of the United States, and George W. Bush is the 43rd and current president. From the early 20th century, the United States' status as a superpower has led the American president to be one of the world's best-known public figures"

    Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the_Unit... quoted from the above url site
  • 1 decade ago

    His primary duty is to "protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America" and to "uphold the law" as he swore in his oath of office.

    Unfortunately our current President has failed to live up to his oath of office by attacking our constitution and stripping us of the liberty it provided.

    That alone is an impeachable offense.

  • 1 decade ago

    1. to serve as Commander and Chief

    2. to execute the laws of the United States

    3. to appoint Federal Judges, ambassadors, and other federal officials. subject to the advise and consent of the Senate

    4. to make treaties, provided 2/3 of the Senate approves

    5. to grant pardons to offenses against the US

    6. recommend measures to Congress he believes to be needed

    7. sign bills into law

    Source(s): US Constitution
  • 1 decade ago

    To act honorably, unlike his worthless predecessor who:

    -sold pardons

    -lied to a federal grand jury

    -was disbarred

    -was impeached

    Clinton was a waste of human skin.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Duties?????? I haven't seen or heard of him doing anything yet!!!!

    Except hurt Americans!!!!!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    wave.fake smile.make everyone think you care.

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