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President. The President of the United States is elected at intervals of four years by delegates chosen by the electors in each state, their number being the same as that of the senators and members of Congress. As a matter of fact, however, these delegates are always pledged to support the candidate nominated by the National Conventions of either party. The President is commander-in-chief of the army and navy, and also of the militia when it is engaged in active service. It is his function to see that the laws are duly administered, and every bill passed by Congress requires his signature, unless his authority is overridden by that of a two-thirds majority in both houses. He grants pardons and reprieves (except in cases of impeachment) and makes treaties, subject to the approval of two-thirds of the Senate. The consent of the Senate is also necessary in the choice of ambassadors, consuls, and other officers, whose appointment is in his hands. The President's annual salary is $50,000.