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7 presidential roles

1. head of state
2. chief executive
3. economic planner of the country
4. chief legislator
5. party leader
6. chief diplomat for nations
7. commander in chief

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what does the president do as head of state

represents the entire country and performs ceremonial roles

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what does the president do as the chief executive

influences the way laws are carried out and is head of executive committees

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what does the president do as economic planner of the country

puts forth a yearly budget that should promote high employment, production, and output

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what does the president do as chief legislator

signs bills into law

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what does the president do as party leader

selects the national party chairman, gives speeches, raises money for the party

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what does the president do as the chief diplomat for nations (diplomat = ambassador)

lists other countries, director of foreign policy and secretary of state carries out foreign policy

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what does the president do as commander in chief

leader of all branches of military

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department of state

handles foreign policy, staff embassies, speaks for the united states in the UN

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department of treasury

serves the government's financial division, operates the bureau of printing and engraving, regulates the IRS, regulates alcohol and tobacco

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department of the interior

oversees relations with native americans; oversees mining; manages national monuments, historical sites, recreational areas, and national parks and lands

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department of agriculture

helps expand farmers' markets, develops conservation programs, and safeguards food supplies

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department of justice

oversees the nation's legal affairs

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department of commerce

administers the bear eau of census and the patent and trademark office, provides uniform standards for weights and measurements

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department of labor

ensures safe working conditions and a minimum wage, protects pensions, analyzes employment data, regulates unions

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department of defense

protects us security and oversees armed forces

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department of health and human services

directs the social services - social security, medicare, the FDA

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department of housing and urban development

preserves the nation's communities and ensures US citizens of equal housing opportunities, helps make GNMA mortgage money available

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department of transportation

regulates aviation, railroads, highways, mass transit, and the coast guard

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department of energy

plans energy policy, researches and develops energy technology, sets rates for interstate transmission of natural gas and electricity

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department of education

coordinates federal assistance programs for public and private schools, helps physically challenged and limited english proficiency students

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department of veteran affairs

administers veterans' hospitals and education programs

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department of homeland security

responsible for domestic protection; includes the coast guard; also for emergency preparedness and emergency response

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the federal bureaucracy is

all the agencies, people, and procedures through which the federal government operates, hierarchal in structure, and headed by the president

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the "nerve center" of the executive office of the president is the

white house of office

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the job of the national security council is to

advise the president about the nation's safety

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which is the title of the head of the justice department

attorney general

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how many cabinet departments are there

15

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after president james garfield's assassination, the government began reforms in

the civil service system

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formal qualifications for president (age)

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