The Importance Of The President Of The United States

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Every four years, a politician is chosen by to become the leader of the United States. This is perhaps one of the most powerful and demanding jobs in the world, and in 2016, US citizens get to elect the president of the United States. The president is one of the most influential and well recognized figures in the world, and voters go through a long process to find out which candidate is best suited for the job. Having this much responsibility is a big job, and the president must realize this. Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of The United States once said, "A president 's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right." Some people might believe that all the president does is go to meetings and make speeches, but …show more content…
This is called the Chief Diplomat. An example of this is having to fly to Russia to meet with Putin about the Ukraine war. The fourth role of the president is the Commander in Chief. The Commander in Chief has control of all armed forces, and has the power to decide when to go to war, stop riots with troops, etc. Some people might believe that the president has the power to make all the laws with no exception. The role of Chief of Party prevents that. The president can’t make or deny laws all together, but he can have influence on the law. Some examples include being able to veto a bill or urge Congress to pass a certain bill …show more content…
Popular vote is much simpler than the Electoral College, but the United States have been doing it this way since 1789 (Electoral College - United States). A total of 270 electoral votes are needed to win and the amount of votes are decided by the population in each state (How Many Electoral Votes Does a Presidential Candidate Need to Win?). In order to gain more Electoral Votes, a candidate must establish him or herself as a good politician and travel to states to gain popularity (Electoral College - United States). A crazy rule about the Electoral College is if no candidate wins a majority of the votes, then the vice president takes

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