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The Seven Hats of the President!. A look at US Presidential roles. Chief Executive Chief Diplomat Chief of State Commander in Chief. Legislative Leader Judicial Leader Political Party Leader. Presidential “HATS”. Chief Executive. As Chief Executive, it is the job of the President to:

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the seven hats of the president

The Seven Hats of the President!

A look at US Presidential roles

presidential hats
Chief Executive

Chief Diplomat

Chief of State

Commander in Chief

Legislative Leader

Judicial Leader

Political Party Leader

Presidential “HATS”
chief executive
Chief Executive

As Chief Executive, it is the job of the President to:

  • Carry out the nation’s laws
  • Issue executive orders
  • Appoint cabinet members and other officials
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Chief Executive

Demonstrating the role of Chief Executive George Washington appointed the first cabinet which included Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson who often fought with each other.

chief diplomat
Chief Diplomat

As Chief Diplomat, the President:

  • Deals with foreign nations
  • Appoints ambassadors
  • Makes treaties or peace agreements
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As Chief Diplomat, Thomas Jefferson arranged the Louisiana Purchase with Napoleon of France. This doubled the size of the United States.

Louisiana Purchase signed in 1803.

chief of state
Chief of State
  • Formally greets head of state
  • Entertains in state dinners
  • Performs ceremonial duties
commander in chief
Commander in Chief

As Commander in Chief, the President:

  • Has final authority over all military matters.
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Commander in Chief

After the attack at Pearl Harbor President Franklin Roosevelt asked Congress for a Declaration of War against Japan.

legislative leader
Legislative Leader

As Legislative Leader, the President:

  • Proposes new legislation or new laws
  • Prepares the federal budget
  • Approves or vetoes bills that become laws
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Proving to be a Legislative Leader, Jefferson signed into law the bill that banned the importation of slaves beginning January 1, 1808.

judicial leader
Judicial Leader

As Judicial Leader, the President:

  • Appoints judges to the Supreme Court and other federal courts
  • Can issue pardons
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Judicial Leader

Why don’t they like me?!

  • George Bush has appointed two Supreme Court Justices during his administration.
  • Harriet Miers was one of his first picks, but the Senate would not have approved her so Samuel Alito was appointed instead.

Sam’s my man.

political party leader
Political Party Leader

As Political Party Leader, the President:

  • Supports party members in election campaigns
  • Helps unify the members of the party and give it direction
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Political Party Leader

I know how to party!

test your knowledge
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

On the following slides, choose the best answer. GOOD LUCK!

slide26
The president has final authority over all military matters when leading the role of

Commander in Chief.

TRUE

FALSE

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The president’s duty as

Political Party Leader

is to support their political party.

TRUE

FALSE

congratulations
CONGRATULATIONS

You have completed this short test.

Now turn your answers into your teacher.

If you are still unsure about the roles of the

Presidents, simply play this presentation again.

When you are done,

follow your teacher’s instructions.