The American President

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white-house.gifThe American president is one of the most leaders of the world. He is the of the army and can send soldiers to faraway places. He is the Head of and meets with leaders of other countries. A president his country for four years and can only be reelected once. Only Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected for four terms, but that happened in a time of .

To become president you must be in the United States and be at least 35 years old. You also must have lived in the country for at least 14 years.

The president is head of the branch of government. If Congress wants to make a new law it sends a to the president. If he signs it becomes a law, but he can also the bill and send it back to Congress. If two thirds of the members vote against the president's veto it automatically becomes a .

The president rules the country together with his , a group of in charge of certain fields. They meet regularly and give the president information about many things that he does not know. They are also called secretaries, who lead of the government.

The White House is the official home of the American president. Most of the time he does his work in a room called the Office. There he meets his and representatives form other countries. Sometimes he spends his weekends at Camp , a place near Washington.

The Secret protects the president around the clock. It plans his and checks the hotels and the food. The American president travels in his own special plane called Air Force , a Boeing 747 where he can work and live as in the White House.