President of the United States
|President of the
United States of America
(diplomatic, outside the U.S.)
|Term length||Four years
|Inaugural holder||George Washington
April 30, 1789
|Formation||United States Constitution
March 4, 1789
|Website||The White House|
The President of the United States of America is the head of state, and head of government of the United States. The office of President was created in the United States Constitution in 1788. The first President took office in 1789. The President serves as chief executive and is in charge of the executive branch of the United States government. The United States Constitution makes the President the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. It also lists powers given to the President. These powers include :
- Enforcing laws passed by the United States Congress
- Creating a Cabinet of advisors
- Giving pardons or reprieves
- Make treaties
- Choose ambassadors to foreign countries
- Select Judges, and Justices of the Supreme Court
List of Presidents of the United States[change | change source]
Notes[change | change source]
- Died while Vice President.
- Resigned as Vice President.
- Died of natural causes.
- Democrat on Whig ticket.
- Was not sworn into office on the day he was expected to be.
- Died while Vice President, not replaced.
- Democrat who ran on Union ticket with Republican Lincoln.
Sources[change | change source]
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