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President of America
President of America
- The President of the United States of America (USA) is the head of the government and head of the country of USA.
- Donald John Trump is the current president of the US.
- Serves 4 years after being elected through electoral college.
- Can be elected twice for the office.
- When selected through the order of succession, can serve an additional period of 2 years.
- Can serve a maximum period of 10 years.
- Should be a natural-born US citizen.
- Should be 35 years old.
- Should be a resident in the US for at least 14 years.
- Should not be elected as a president more than 2 times.
Elections can be classified into two voting processes,
- The first is the primary elections & caucuses which happens in all states in different ways.
- The Second is the General election which is held all over the country.
- Primary Elections are held by the local & state governments.
- Primary elections happen in the same way as that of the general elections.
- People vote for their representatives.
- Caucuses are meetings of a group of supporters of a particular party and are held by political parties.
- Those who are favored by everyone in the party are chosen as the delegates.
- An informal voting happens after discussion and debate on the person to be chosen.
- These elections are of 4 types: Open, Semi-open, Closed, & Semi-closed.
- Each state chooses the way it wants to hold elections.
- In open caucuses & primary elections, all registered voters vote for the candidates of a party.
- In semi-open primaries & caucuses, the party accepts votes from any registered voters but they must request a special ballot.
- In closed primaries & caucuses, voters are supposed to register with any party to vote.
- Semi-closed primaries & caucuses follow the closed ones and allow people who are not registered with any political party.
- A single nominee is chosen from caucuses, primaries and national conventions.
- This chosen candidate from every political party campaigns all over the country.
- The President & the Vice President are chosen through an electoral process by Electors.
- From each state, electors are chosen by both the people through votes and by the political parties.
- Electors vote for the President.
- The person with majority votes is selected as the President.
Functions of the President
- The President is the chief of state.
- He welcomes champions and people of social importance to the White House.
- He is responsible for opening the Olympic Games.
- He is the commander in chief of the armed forces.
- Whenever needed, he has the right to send troops to fight for the US.
- Monitors and directs American Foreign Policy.
- Officially represents the US in other countries.
- Being the chief administrator, he is responsible for programmes held in the executive branch.
- Looks after the country and imposed laws.
- Can influence the process of lawmaking and has the power to urge Congress for passing laws.
- Has the right to campaign for his party members.
- Can also campaign for reelection.
- Deals with problems concerning the public, like high taxes, unemployment, profits & losses in the country.
- Guides and helps to improve the economy.
- Flies in Air Force One.
- Has the Marine One - a special helicopter for the President’s rescue.
- Bulletproof Limousine.
- Lives in the White House.
- Personal trainer for fitness.
- Travel expenses are paid by the government.
- Has a country home.
- Well trained bodyguards.
- State funeral after death.