President of the United States

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The President of the United States is the commander-in-chief of the United States of America.

Overview

Known Presidents of the United States

History

The President gave authorization for a team to return through the Stargate to Abydos. They later agreed that the benefits of using the Stargate outweighed the risks and authorized the formation of Stargate Command and the SG teams. (SG1: "Children of the Gods") The President later stated that the SGC should evaluate the scientific and cultural value of each mission. He was called by Major General George Hammond who informed him about a virus infecting the base and recommended he set up a second line of defense to prevent anyone from getting out. (SG1: "The Broca Divide") The President refused to authorize a rescue mission for Teal'c due to him being put on trial for murder. (SG1: "Cor-ai") Colonel Harry Maybourne got authorization from the President to take the Tollans to a secure facility so they could learn more about their technology. (SG1: "Enigma")

The President and the Joint Chiefs briefed Senator Robert Kinsey on the Stargate Program in the hopes he would realize the potential of the program and allow its funding, but he was against the program. The President asked Kinsey to meet with Hammond and SG-1 to learn more about what they do hoping to change his mind. (SG1: "Politics") Hammond went to speak to the President to try to get them to reverse Kinsey's decision but they could not. (SG1: "Within the Serpent's Grasp") When two Goa'uld Ha'taks entered Earth's orbit the Joint Chiefs briefed the President on the Goa'uld-buster weapons and the plan to launch them against the ships. The President also refused to leave Earth through the Stargate. (SG1: "The Serpent's Lair")

The President was to present the Air Medal to Jack O'Neill and Samantha Carter for their part in defeating Apophis' attack on Earth but he could not adjust his schedule so the medals were awarded by Hammond. (SG1: "Secrets") When Colonel Maybourne took Teal'c, who had been stung by an alien insect, his DNA began to change and he escaped, Hammond eventually got through to the President to get him to overrule Maybourne's order so that if he was found he would be taken back to the SGC. (SG1: "Bane") When the second Stargate had disappeared from Area 51, the President was kept busy so he couldn't take a phone call from Hammond. (SG1: "Touchstone") After contact had been lost with the SGC due to time dilation effects, Hammond went to the surface to call the President but was instead taken to see him. (SG1: "A Matter of Time")

After Apophis had been captured escaping from Sokar and the Tok'ra warned the SGC to return him to Sokar, the President agreed and ordered all medical intervention on Apophis stopped. (SG1: "Serpent's Song") After SG-1 were captured by Hathor and several SG teams went to try to rescue them, the President was unwilling to authorize anymore teams to join the rescue. (SG1: "Into the Fire") O'Neill called Hammond who in turn called the President to call Special Agent James Hamner to get O'Neill put in command of an ATF operation. (SG1: "Seth") The President appointed Secretary of Defense Arthur Simms to represent him at the SGC when the Asgard were negotiating with the System Lords to have Earth included in the Protected Planets Treaty. (SG1: "Fair Game") After a foothold situation at the SGC, the President ordered the event covered up to prevent it being used by Kinsey to shut down the SGC. (SG1: "Smoke and Mirrors") When the Replicator-controlled Biliskner was in orbit of Earth, the President planned on telling the world about them if they landed. (SG1: "Nemesis")

Hammond contacted the President and the Joint Chiefs who authorized him to negotiate with Euronda. (SG1: "The Other Side") The President was planning on visiting the SGC to meet with Supreme High Councilor Per'sus of the Tok'ra to sign the Tau'ri-Tok'ra Treaty when it was discovered that the Goa'uld had programmed people to kill them. With all potential assassins located, the President sent a body double in first and another assassin was uncovered. (SG1: "Divide and Conquer") O'Neill contacted the President to get him to authorize Harry Maybourne to be temporarily released from prison to help him track down who had blackmailed Hammond. O'Neill later told reporters that Senator Kinsey was planning on running for President in order to create a crowd that would let him and Maybourne leave unhindered. (SG1: "Chain Reaction") The President ordered Hammond to authorized SG-16 to activate the weapon on Velona. (SG1: "Ascension")

Hammond reported to the President about the Aschen and the negotiations with them for their technology. He later got the Pentagon to contact Hammond to stop him from sending teams out to look for the Aschen homeworld as it may interfere with the negotiations. O'Neill went to see the President but was stopped by Senator Kinsey who said that the President didn't want to speak to him. (SG1: "2001") When the President was made aware of an asteroid coming towards Earth, he ordered teams to be sent offworld to the Alpha Site. He later had a call with Hammond who recommended not telling people about it as it would only cause a panic. Hammond later called the President when the asteroid disappeared, stating that he believed SG-1 was behind it. (SG1: "Fail Safe")

The President was called when the Stargate activated but nothing was coming through. (SG1: "Redemption, Part 1") Hammond called the President for authorization to use the X-302 to launch the Stargate out into space where it could explode safely. The President later invited O'Neill to visit him for his actions in saving Earth again. (SG1: "Redemption, Part 2") Hammond called the President who in turn called the Chairman of a corporation that produced Inside Access and had him kill a story being done by Julia Donovan. (SG1: "Prometheus") After being briefed on why the Asgard wanted to use the Prometheus to help stop the Replicators, the President authorized its use. (SG1: "Unnatural Selection") The President called Agent Malcolm Barrett to the White House and tasked him with finding out who was behind the Rogue NID and stopping them. (SG1: "Smoke and Mirrors")

The President later authorized for Harry Maybourne to come to the SGC to help with finding a cache of advanced weapons. (SG1: "Paradise Lost") When Daniel Jackson and Dr. Bill Lee were captured by rebels in Honduras, the President got information on the rebels and authorized O'Neill to go and rescue them. (SG1: "Evolution, Part 2") The President knew that he was not going to be re-elected so he sent Emmett Bregman to film a documentary on the Stargate Program, hoping it would help paint him in a more positive light once the program's existence is made public. (SG1: "Heroes, Part 1") The President later got a report on the death of Dr. Janet Fraiser from Richard Woolsey. (SG1: "Heroes, Part 2") In 2004 Henry Hayes was elected to be President. (SG1: "Inauguration")

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