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  1. Presidential Hats Unit IV

  2. Chief of State • Symbol of a Nation • When someone thinks of the American Government, the president is first to come to mind • Actions: Visits other countries to strengthen relations, Attends funeral of foreign leader • Aided By: No one

  3. Chief Executive • Head of Executive Branch and wielder of executive power • Carry out & enforce the laws of America • Actions: Enforces laws, Directs agencies, Issues Executive Orders • Aided By: Department of Justice, Law enforcement agencies (ATF, FBI), Regulatory agencies & commissions (FDIC, FTC, etc)

  4. Chief Administrator • Runs the Country • Related to Chief Executive • Massive employer • Actions: Appoints government officials, creates & directs commissions, Runs government corporations & agencies • Aided By: Most cabinet positions (Ag, HHS, HUD, etc), Most FACS (Social Security, OSHA, FDIC, FTC)

  5. Chief Diplomat • Carries out foreign policy & relations with other countries • Actions: Negotiates treaties, United Nations, Forms alliances (NATO), Appoints ambassadors • Aided By: State Department, Ambassadors, Peace Corps

  6. Commander in Chief • In command of entire US military • Actions: Making war, Appointing Joint Chiefs of Staff, Conducting a draft • Aided By: Department of Defense, Defense-related organizations (CIA, NSA)

  7. Chief Legislator • In charge of legislative direction of the nation • Can’t propose laws, but can ask Congressperson to • Actions: Bring attention to potential issues & laws, Asking Congresspeople to propose laws, Putting pressure on votes • Aided By: Congresspeople from own party

  8. Chief of Party • Leader of their political party • Actions: Set party agenda, Suggest party officials, Fundraise for likeminded politicians • Aided By: Party chairpersons and other party officials

  9. Chief Citizen • Representative of the American People • When people think of Americans, the President is usually the first to mind • Actions: Conducting self in a responsible manner, Shaking hands & kissing babies • Aided By: No one

  10. Economic Leader • Helping to establish a “prosperous America” or “ruin our way of Life” • Setting or proposing economic policy, taxation, business development, etc. • Actions: Proposing revenue and/or spending to helping economic development • Public vs. Private Sector • Aided By: Just about everyone, Commerce (BLS), Labor, Energy, Transportation, etc.

  11. Judicial Leader • Appointing people to U.S. Supreme Court and Federal Courts • Setting judicial philosophy for years to come if the U.S. Senate signs off on pick • Actions: Bringing cases on behalf of Nation • Conservative vs. Liberal Interpretation • Aided By: Justice, FBI, U.S. Senate

  12. Presidential Hats