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The United States Presidency

Presidential Seal

The Presidential Seal

What the Presidency can do

The President of the United States is the head of the Executive Branch of the U.S. government, and has certain powers over the other branches. The most important ones include:

However, like every other branch, the president is checked by the others, with the most important checks being:

The Presidency was made to be a balanced position, just as equal as Congress or the Supreme Court. However, today, most people view the President as the person in charge of the government. There have been a total of 46 presidents in office, and a total of 45 men have served. You can check our list of every president and all their pages here.