7 terms

Executive Branch Vocab #1

Key presidential roles: each role is a different part of the president's job
Chief Executive
head of executive branch - carry out or "execute" the laws and rules/regulations
Commander in Chief
head of the military, even though he's a civilian (someone not in the military)
Chief Diplomat
head of our nation's foreign policy (how we deal with other countries)
Legislative (lawmaking) Leader
tries to influence Congress, but not a part of congress
Judicial powers
influences Judicial Branch - pardons (gives forgiveness), appoints justices (judges)
Party leader
unofficial head of his political party
Chief of State
ceremonial head of our nation - appears at international ceremonies. Example: funerals, awards, weddings