Presidents of The United States

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In order to accurately provide examples of United States Presidents fulfilling their role as Commander-in-Chief, one must first lay the groundwork. According to Dictionary.com a commander-in-Chief is defined as, “ The supreme commander of the armed forces of a nation or, sometimes, of several allied nations: The president is the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air force.”(Dictionary.com). The President of the United States is in charge of roughly 1.46 million people who are considered active in the military.(Find the Data). So, it's not a stretch to say he has a intense and important job in this department and is in charge of a lot of people who wield guns as their weapon of choice.
Ronald Reagan provides a great example of a President who took the initiative and acted as the Commander-in-Chief when he gave orders to American troops to occupy Grenada, a rather petite island in the Caribbean, for fear of the advancement of Communism. (Center of Civic Education). Grenada was overthrown by a “pro-Soviet communist government” that had connection with already communist Cuba in 1979. This group was executing their plans to build a major airfield on the island. Reagan believed, “it would be used by the Soviets and Cuba to supply communist groups in Central America.” (Center of Civic Education).Once the small islands government was overthrown in 1983 and the military was in charge, Reagan gave the command to send troops in to Grenada. Some Caribbean islands also contributed in the effort. Together, they emptied Americans from the premises, established a more stable government, and defeated the communist forces in that region. “President Reagan’s position was that as commander in chief he had an obligation to ensure natio...

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...nt Carter tried to establish peace among Israel and other Arab nations. He brought Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat together at the Camp David Retreat Center where an agreement was made between the men and U.S. Troops were to be stationed in the Sinai Peninsula to keep watch.

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Center of Civic Education. Web. Jan. 2014. http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/ushisgov/themes/presidentialactions/diplomat.cfm
DeLorenzo, Joshua. Regents Prep. Oswego City School District. 1999. Web. Jan. 2014 http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/ushisgov/themes/presidentialactions/diplomat.cfm Dictionary.com. Random House Inc. Web. Jan. 2014. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/commander+in+chief Find the Data. Web. Jan. 2014.
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