Duties And Responsibilities Of The President

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Imagine being in charge of 318.9 million people, and having to look for each and every one of their best interest. This is the goal of the President of the United States of America. The President of the United States, essentially, is the face of the country and the biggest leader. The duties and responsibilities of the president have dramatically changed since the first presidency. The constitution sets the basic qualifications for presidency, which are: the president must be a natural born citizen of the United States, at least 35 years old, and has been living in the United States for at least fourteen years (Remy). Once the president has been elected, they are loaded with a diverse number of roles and powers. Not all of the president 's …show more content…
This is the goal of the President of the United States of America. The President of the United States, essentially, is the face of the country and the biggest leader. The duties and responsibilities of the president have dramatically changed since the first presidency. The constitution sets the basic qualifications for presidency, which are: the president must be a natural born citizen of the United States, at least 35 years old, and has been living in the United States for at least fourteen years (Remy). Once the president has been elected, they are loaded with a diverse number of roles and …show more content…
The people have vested so much power and responsibility into the president, with a whole seven roles, and an overwhelming amount of powers, how does the president do it, and is it too much? The answer is no. The president is constantly being checked and balanced out by congress, the courts, and all the other members of the executive branch. The president also has certain characteristics and qualities, that allows him/her to lead the nation. The president typically possess: the ability to understand the public, communicate and compromise, a good sense of timing, flexibility to new ideas, and lastly, political courage (Remy). If the elected president does not have these characteristics, then yes, these powers would be too much. However, since most presidents have almost all of these characteristics, they are able to handle the diverse powers and roles given to

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