The President's Roles and Responsibilities: Understanding the President's Job
In order to become informed participants in a democracy, students must learn about the women and men who make decisions concerning their lives, their country, and the world. The President of the United States, or POTUS, is one such leader. As a nation, we place no greater responsibility on any one individual than we do on the president. Through these lessons, students learn about the roles and responsibilities of the president and their own roles as citizens of a democracy.
What are the requirements for someone to become President of the United States?
What are the roles and responsibilities of the President of the United States?
Explain the official and unofficial roles and responsibilities of the President of the United States.
Analyze sections of the Constitution to identify the requirements to be President and the President's official responsibilities.
Understand the seven roles of the President and identify examples of each role.
Create a schedule as if you were President for the day that includes specific ways you would carry out the roles of a President.