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One very important responsibility is to serve as president if the president dies, leaves office, or is unable to fulfill his/her duties.
“The executive power shall be vested in [given to] a President of the United States of America”
-- U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1
Every year, the president recommends new laws to Congress by delivering his State of the Union Address.
The actions of the United States affect nations everywhere and the actions of many other countries may also strongly impact the U.S.
The president has the power to appoint Supreme Court justices & other federal judges.
Eric Holder Jr.
President Obama’s Cabinet
The President has a group of close advisers & aides known as the Executive Office of the President.
Foreign policy is the special responsibility of the Department of State.
The Department of Defense is in charge of the nation’s armed forces & operates hundreds of military bases in the U.S. & in other nations.
The executive branch has many duties that do not fit any of the 15 executive departments. Independent agencies & regulatory commissions have been created to cover such areas.
A regulatory commission is a type of independent agency that has the power to make rules & bring violators to court.
Bureaucracy – the many departments and agencies at all levels of government.