On 20 January 2017 Donald J Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America, making him one of the most powerful men in the world, due to the USA’s economic wealth and military might, and continuing a tradition that began in 1789 with George Washington.
Each president is elected indirectly by the American people by a system known as The Electoral College and serves for a term of four years. As cited in the constitution, no president may serve for more than two terms of office.
The president is both the head of state, the head of government and the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces.
Since Washington’s day the power of both the president and the federal government has grown substantially.
Responsible for implementing the legislative agenda of the political party that he represented during the election, the power of the presidency spreads across the three branches of government.
Alongside appointing federal, judicial, and diplomatic officers, the president is tasked with executing and enforcing federal law and with the consent of The Senate can enter into or conclude treaties with foreign powers.