Who is the President of the United States of America?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    The President of the United States is the head of state and head of government of the United States. The president leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces.

    Article II of the U.S. Constitution vests the executive power of the United States in the president and charges him with the execution 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. The president is further empowered to grant federal pardons and reprieves, and to convene and adjourn either or both houses of Congress under extraordinary circumstances. Since the founding of the United States, the power of the president and the federal government have grown substantially and each modern president, despite possessing no formal legislative powers beyond signing or vetoing congressionally passed bills, is largely responsible for dictating the legislative agenda of his party and the foreign and domestic policy of the United States. The president is frequently described as the most powerful person in the world.

    The president is indirectly elected by the people through the Electoral College to a four-year term, and is one of only two nationally elected federal officers, the other being the Vice President of the United States. The Twenty-second Amendment, adopted in 1951, prohibits anyone from being elected to the presidency for a third full term. In all, 43 individuals have served 55 four-year terms. On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama became the forty-fourth and current president.

  • 4 years ago

    John Hanson (March a million, 1781-80 two)...then Alias Boudinought (1782-80 3), Thomas Mifflin (1783-80 4), RIchard Henry Lee (1784-80 5), John Hancock (1785-86), Nathan Gorman (1786-87), Arthur St. CLair (1787-88) and Cyrus Griffin (1788-89). They have been all president in the previous Washington who's regarded as our genuine first president.

  • 4 years ago

    John Hanson (March a million, 1781-eighty two)...then Alias Boudinought (1782-eighty 3), Thomas Mifflin (1783-eighty 4), RIchard Henry Lee (1784-eighty 5), John Hancock (1785-86), Nathan Gorman (1786-87), Arthur St. CLair (1787-88) and Cyrus Griffin (1788-89). They have been all president in the previous Washington who's acknowledged as our actual first president.

  • mega
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    Barack Obama

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  • 10 years ago

    Barack Hussein Obama

  • 10 years ago

    Barack H. Obama.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    the title belongs to Barack Obama.the presidency is an institution.i learned that when GWB was in office.i guess that's why i don't blame him for everything bad that happened on his watch.i blame Dick Cheney.the shooter.

  • 10 years ago

    You are either a troll or you just landed here in your interstellar space ship from a galaxy far far away. You could also be a recent high school graduate. A prime example of progressive education.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    One of the most underrated bands of the past 20 years.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Joseph Stalin or Barack Obama...

    I get the two mixed up sometimes, they are so much alike.

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