ROLES CREATED BY TRADITION

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The president of the United Staes has taken on two other roles over the years. Party leader and chief of state, neither of these roles are seen in the Constitution but they come with the job of being President.

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The President usually belongs to either the Democratic or the Republican party,and being leader of our country, he is considered leader of that party. His power is useful to support the party's goals or candidates. This is the role of the party leader. Barack Obama is the party leader of the Democrats.


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The President has many roles as the chief of state, one of them is addressing the nation and expressing the values and goals of the people. This includes many cerimonies such as greeting leaders and giving medals to citizens. The chief of state stands for the unity that overshadows the differences between political parties. To watch President Bush Award a family the Medal of Honor, click the link below:


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