What are the functions of the President of the United States?

Functions of the president

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Maintain civilian power over the military (Commander in Chief)

    Make Treaties (with 2/3 Senate approval)

    Nominate ambassadors, judges, and officers of the Federal Government

    Fill Senate vacancies

    Give "state of the union addresses" and call congress into action to fix legislation

    Issue Pardons for OFFENSES AGAINST THE UNITED STATES (not pardon any ol' crime he wants)

    THAT'S IT. END O STORY...... NO MORE.....

    NO "healthcare"

    NO "cash for clunkers"

    NO "school funding"

    NO "Aids research"

    NO "foreign aid" (unrelated to war)

    NO "redistribute wealth"

    NO "bank bailouts"

    NO "Insurance bailouts"

    NO "ACORN funding"

    NO "Stealing General Motors and giving it to the UAW"....

    Source(s): US CONSTITUTION, Article II, Sections 1, 2, and 3
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The president is the chief executive of the United States, putting him at the head of the executive branch of the government, whose responsibility is to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." To carry out this duty, the president is given control of the four million employees of the federal executive branch.

    Presidents make numerous executive branch appointments: an incoming president may make up to 6,000 before he takes office and 8,000 more during his term. Ambassadors, members of the Cabinet, and other federal officers, are all appointed by a president with the "advice and consent" of a majority of the Senate. Appointments made while the Senate is in recess are temporary and expire at the end of the next session of the Senate.

    The power of a president to fire executive officials has long been a contentious political issue. Generally, a president may remove purely executive officials at his discretion.[5] However, Congress can curtail and constrain a president's authority to fire commissioners of independent regulatory agencies and certain inferior executive officers by statute.[6]

    The president possesses the ability to direct much of the executive branch through executive orders. To the extent the orders are grounded in federal statute or executive power granted in the U.S. Constitution, these orders have the force of law. Thus, executive orders are reviewable by federal courts or can be rendered null through legislative changes to statute.

  • ZED
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Take Air Force One in leisure trips at tax payer expense, have beer summits instead of health care reform and play golf while commanding thousands of troops during a war.

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