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qualifications for the president
natural born U.S citizen, at least 35 years of age, resident of the U.S for 14 years
informal qualities for the president
experience in government, political alliances (mainly former senators and governors), money
vice president, speaker of the house, president pro tempore of senate, secretary of senate
two duties of vice president
serves as president of senate and votes in event of a tie, assumes duties of president if needed
what duties can the president assign to the vice president
represent president overseas, attend ceremonial functions, serving diplomatic role, visit with heads of senate, serve on security council
commander in chief
presidents can back up their foreign-policy decisions with military force when needed
the president directs the foreign policy of the united states, making key decisions about the relations the united states has with other countries in the world
chief executive examples
appoints all federal judges and justices of the supreme court, controls money, makes final decisions
the president describes a legislative program in the annual state of the union message to congress which calls attention to the president's ideas about how to solve key problems facing the country
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