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14. The President was to have five main responsibilities, as set out in Article 2, Section 2, and Section 3:
- defend the land as commander in chief – when a war is declared by an enemy or by Congress;
- make treaties, appoint ambassadors, and serve as the nation’s representative when dealing with foreign governments;
- faithfully execute the laws of the land;
- appoint Supreme Court justices and other high officials; and
- participate in law-making.
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