Foreign Affairs

The president, as Head of State, acts as the ceremonial head of our government. He travels to other countries to meet with heads of foreign governments. He greets distinguished visitors to the White House.

The president works out treaties or agreements with other nations concerning trade and the aid that the United States gives to needy countries. He appoints ambassadors to represent the United States in foreign countries. The president also serves as the Commander in Chief of the armed forces. He can send them anywhere in the world to protect our interests or to keep peace in troubled places.