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The Coolest Things a New President Gets to Do

Updated 6 Aug 2019 4.0k votes 1.2k voters 71.2k views11 items

List RulesVote up the most exciting parts of a new president's first weeks in office

The tasks of a newly elected president run from ceremonial pomp to vitally important functions of the Executive Branch. Immediately after being elected, the president-elect starts a crash course in not just how to be president, but in articulating what they'll do in office. They have to handle everything from moving their clothes to mastering the complex system in place for launching nuclear missiles.

Among the things new presidents do are get through the ceremonies of their inauguration, such as their speech and parade, having a last meeting with the outgoing president, swearing in their cabinet, pushing through the first changes they want to make, and maybe most importantly, being given "the biscuit" - the card that contains the codes they'd use to usher in World War III.

Here are some of the coolest and most important things new presidents do when they take office.
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