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King and President are both head of state (and maybe head of government) why different title?


A King and a President are both the same thing, which is the head of state. But when United States was form, it decided change the title of the democratic elected United States, head of state to President rather then using the traditional title of King or Emperor. Many ancient head of state was also elected, but also call King or Emperor. Because US is the 1st successful modern democracy, all modern democratic nation, change the head of state's title to President. But why did US choose to use the title of "President" for head of state rather then "King" or "Emperor" to begin with?

 

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    peter565 2 years ago

    Interesting point, ancient democratic elected leader, stay in office for life, not fix years.

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    peter565 2 years ago

    I know but my point is except how they got into that position is different, they are practically the same thing. So, why the different title?

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