Inside the White House
Welcome to the spring issue of Inside the White
newsletter is designed to keep you informed about some of the important
issues being discussed in Washington, D.C., both at the White House and
on Capitol Hill. This issue focuses on our government and how it works.
Many young people write to me about the American system of
government--asking questions about our laws, the qualifications a person
needs to become President, and the role of the Supreme Court. I am
pleased that so many young Americans are interested in these complex
topics, and I hope this newsletter will help you learn and understand
more about them.
Our government was founded on the principles of freedom and democracy set
forth in the United States Constitution. It is guided by the "separation
of powers" among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. As
President and head of the executive branch, my job is to defend the
Constitution and to work to build a brighter future for all Americans.
I hope that you will continue to study our system of government and stay
informed about current events. We are very privileged to live in a nation
dedicated to the rights and liberties of its citizens, and we must each
play a role in protecting the values that have always made America great.