President of the United States PEN 2939

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This presentation describes some of the duties of the President of the United States of America.

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Title: President of the United States By C Bohannon-Brown PEN # 2939 Published by Peach e~Books Georgia www.peachebooks.com All rights reserved. This publication may be reproduced by educators, parents, and students for educational purposes only. Commercial duplication is prohibited. © Peach e~Books October 2008

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Georgia Performance Standard: Social Studies-3rd Grade-Government/ Civics - 1st Standard (SS3GC1) ___________________________________________________ Third graders will examine the importance of the basic principles that provide the foundation of a republican form of government. c. State an example of the responsibilities of each level and branch of government. ___________________________________________________ Title: President of the United States By C Bohannon-Brown Published by Peach e~Books Georgia www.peachebooks.com © Peach e~Books October 25, 2008

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The United States of America has had many Presidents. Each President was chosen by citizens to represent the people of our country.

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As Head of State, the President represents the American people to others throughout the world. He meets with dignitaries or representatives of foreign countries.

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The President can share his duties as America’s representative by appointing ambassadors. These men and women also represent The United States in other countries.

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The President is the leader of the United States’ government. As its leader, he has many duties to perform.

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The President is responsible for fifteen (15) executive agencies. He appoints directors to run these departments.

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Each agency helps the President to operate different parts of our government.

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Another Presidential duty includes working with Congress. Congress is made up of Senators and Representatives from each of the 50 states.

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Congress works to create new laws. The President can choose to either veto or approve the laws that United States’ citizens must follow.

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Also, the President’s duties include choosing justices to serve on the Supreme Court. Supreme Court Justices make sure that all laws are understood and are fairly carried out.

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Another duty of the President is to act as Commander-in-Chief. The President is the leader of the United States’ military forces.

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The President can use the power of the military to enforce laws in our country and to serve as a military presence in foreign countries.

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With all of his duties, the President of the United States may be considered one of the most important jobs in America.

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Online Resources Thank you to the following on-line resources: Department of the Treasury Seal http://www.ustreas.gov/education/fact-sheets/history/treas-seal.shtml Seal of Secretary of State http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/United-States-Department-of-State Seal of Secretary of Defense http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Image:United-States-Department-of-Defense-Seal.svg Seal of Secretary of Interior http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/United-States-Department-of-the-Interior Seal of Secretary of Agriculture http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:US-DeptOfAgriculture-Seal.png Seal of Secretary of Justice http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:US-DeptOfJustice-Seal.svg Seal of Secretary of Commerce http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/United-States-Department-of-Commerce

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Online Resources Thank you to the following on-line resources: Seal of Department of Health and Human Services http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/United-States-Department-of-Health-and-Human-Services Seal of Housing and Urban Development http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/United-States-Department-of-Housing-and-Urban-Development Seal of Department of Labor http://www.civicheraldry.com/page/8952 Seal of Secretary of Transportation http://vector-images.com/image.php?epsid=4897 Seal of Department of Energy http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:US-DeptOfAgriculture-Seal.png Seal of Department of Education http://www.civicheraldry.com/page/8739 Seal of Department of Veteran Affairs http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/United-States-Department-of-Commerce

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Online Resources Thank you to the following on-line resources: Department of Homeland Security Seal http://www.ustreas.gov/education/fact-sheets/history/treas-seal.shtml President Reagan with Pope John Paul II http://www.businessimagegroup.com/presidentialimages.com/Reagan.html Churchill, FDR and Stalin at Yalta http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/47/5247-004-F2F95600.jpg Ambassador and Mrs. Taubman with President Basescu of Romania http://bucharest.usembassy.gov/embassy/ambassador/photo_gallery.html President George W. Bush photos http://www.cbsnews.com/elements/2008/01/28/in_depth_politics/photoessay3762317.shtml http://www.cbsnews.com/elements/2008/01/28/in_depth_politics/photoessay3762317.shtmlhttp://www.cbsnews.com/elements/2008/01/28/in_depth_politics/photoessay3762317.shtml http://s.wsj.net/media/0730perceptions_art_400_20080730073632.jpg Congressional Seal http://www.house.gov/apps/list/press/ny10_towns/us_congress_seal.jpg

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Online Resources Thank you to the following on-line resources: Supreme Court Building http://www.cleverdonkey.com/images/supremecourt.jpg Supreme Court Justices http://primarysourcenews.blogspot.com Members of the Little Rock Nine http://www.america.gov/st/washfile-english/2007/March/20070323150723berehellek0.100979.html Soldier with Foreign Citizens http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/iraq/photoessay/essay4/images/picture4-512h.jpg Members of the U.S. Military listening to President Bush (White House image) http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/01/images/20030103_d010303-1-515h.html President Carter, President Anwar El-Sadat, and Prime Minister Menachem Begin http://www.medaloffreedom.com/JimmyCarter_Sadat_Begin.jpg Information Source: Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/government/national/cabinet.html http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/government/national/president.html

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Online Resources Thank you to the following on-line resources: Seal of the President http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Seal_Of_The_President_Of_The_Unites_States_Of_America.svg Portraits of the Presidents (through 2008) http://www.americanpresidents.org/gallery/ Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy and Neville Chamberlain http://www.capecodtoday.com/blogs/index.php/2007/02/11/ambassador_joseph_p_kennedy_sr?blog=62

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