Essay On Presidential Disasters

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Presidential Disasters Intelligence, honesty, and character are all qualities Americans look for in a president. Citizens want someone with power; someone who will make the nation better. These are things citizens have hoped for as early as the 1700s, when the nation elected the first president. Since then, citizens have placed many expectations on the president. When trouble comes or a disaster hits the nation, we as citizens typically rely on the president to provide aid and to support us during those times. Although, the president is assumed to come to the scenes and to take action for these citizens effected by natural disasters; many citizens have been let down by former presidents. Some of our recent presidents such as George W. Bush and Barack Obama have failed to respond to the people of this nation when natural disasters strike. When hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, Bush lost respect and trust from many citizens. He became known as the president who had seen this natural disaster only from a plane view. When Katrina hit, many Americans were left helpless and hurt. Their…show more content…
In my opinion a president should be expected to prepare, provide, and respond to all citizens/situations during a natural disaster. Disasters already leave citizens distressed so, we need someone who will respond to these situations as soon as they occur. In my opinion a president is obligated to not only protect the country, but to also to seek help to all citizens in need. In the II Article of the Constitution it is said that the president is commander and chief of the armed forces and, with the consent of the Senate, appoints judges and other federal officers and makes treaties of other nations (Heritage 1). Therefore, the president has the power to seek help for these citizens and should. The president himself cannot help every single one of these people but he can send others to do
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