Article II of the U.S. Constitution briefly describes the role of the President in our federal government, as follows:
- Section 1. States the qualifications a person must have to serve as President; explains the procedure for electing the President; provides the wording of the President's oath of office; and describes how the Vice President would take over the office of President, if needed.
- Section 2. Names the President Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military.
- Section 3. Lays out the responsibilities of the President, including communicating with Congress about how the country is doing -- which is accomplished by delivering the State of the Union address.
- Section 4. Lists the reasons that a President may be removed from office.