Maddie Mattox and Taylor Herschi
Constitutional Requirements to be President:
-You must be a 14 year resident of the United States
-You must be a native born citizen
Salary, Benefits, and Perks of the job:
-$50,000 non-taxable expense account
-$100,000 for personal food, travel, and entertainment
-In the White House there is a movie theater, bowling alley, tennis court, and putting green
-There are personal staff (chefs, gardeners,etc.)
-There is a personal plane (Air Force One)
-There is a Presidential Limousine
-Personal Helicopter(Marine 1)
-You can get to go to the Presidential retreat home (Camp David), in Maryland
-There is a guest house (Blair House)
-You receive medical and dental care
-You receive Secret Service protection, during presidency and after
10 Constitutional Powers of the President
-Choose a new Supreme Court justice to replace the one who is retiring
-Pardon someone for a crime, cancelling their punishment
-Make treaties with other countries (with Senate approval)
-Commander in Cheif of the military
-Power to carry out the laws
-Must protect and defend the Constitution
-May ask advisors, who lead parts of the government, for their opinion on different issues
-Make recommendations to Congress about what laws are needed
-Update Congress on how things are going in the country
-Sign (approve) or veto (reject) bills from Congress
Qualities and Skills Necessary to be a Successful President:
A tiger team starts from a place of high performance because of the teaming skills that each person brings to the table from the get-go. Our new President will need to find the best and brightest in our nation – crossing over party lines – to lead some dramatic tiger teams to solve the huge problems we are facing with jobs, energy, and social issues.
Motivation is an emotional – not logical – force based on competency, autonomy, meaningfulness and progress. We need motivation as a nation. Here at New Directions, we feel like the nation has been lacking motivation for nearly twelve years, perhaps as a direct result of 9/11, the loss of moral fiber in banking and business, and the economic downturn that goes on and on. We need a new President that can motivate!
Oh, this one is huge isn’t it? Trust, according to Stephen Covey, Jr. is based on credibility which comes from competency and character. Our new President must work every day to restore the trust of the American people in our government. He must ask constantly: are we credible in what we’re doing? Are we competent with demonstrated excellence? Is our character above reproach?
John Kennedy moved us out of complacency with his “man on the moon” goal; Lyndon Johnson did the same with his “war on poverty.” How about a goal of “restoration of America to great-nation status?”
We need a Mr. Everything, a man who brings us together with a clear and commanding picture of all that is good within our nation. We need a leader with amazing courage to do what is unlikely; who surprises us with his compassion, intellect, humility, unwavering faith and overwhelming commitment to the good of nation above all else.
We think this is an important trait because we need someone who rises above others for their nation. It shows their determination and hard work they are ready to put forward.
The Six Roles of a President
Party Leader: He helps members of his political party get elected or appointed to office, he campaigns for those members who have supported his policies, and at the end of a term the president may campaign for reelection with his party’s support.
1. To what political party does the current president belong?
2. In what ways can a sitting president work on behalf of his party?
They can pass bills that are favorable to their party.
3. In what ways can the president's party continue to work on his behalf?
They can propose legislation to try to enact the presidents preferred policies.
Commander-in-Chief: Commander-in-chief of the U.S. armed forces, military leaders report to and take orders from the president.
1. What is the benefit of having a civilian who is an elected public official as the commander-in-chief
The civilians are represented through the elected official, and laws will not be as forced.
2. What might be some of the drawbacks?
They were not trained to handle situations like warfare as well as people in the military were trained.
Chief Executive: Empowered to administer the laws and affairs of the nation, his agencies have the responsibility and authority to carry out the laws.
1. Which recent executive orders have impacted the state of the nation?
Obamaxare has impacted he state of the nation.
2. What article in the Constitution grants the president executive power?
Chief of State: Represents the United States at public events, this is mainly a ceremonial role that allows the president to promote/convey/represent American values and acknowledge others who do the same.
1. When has a president visited U.S. cities in distress?
President George Bush visited New York after the twin towers were attacked.
2. How would a president play the role of chief of state during wartime?
He would control the military.
Chief Diplomat: He takes the lead in foreign relations by associating with foreign leaders and, along with the help of Congress, develops a foreign policy with other nations.
1. Which foreign leaders has the president recently hosted at the White House? Which nations has the president recently visited? What have been the motivating reasons for these visits?
The Pressident has recently hosted the Pope and the Chinese President Xi Jinping. He has recently visited Turkey, Mayalsia, Philippines, France, and San Bernadino, CA. The President visited France and San Bernadino, CA to support them through their rough times.
2. Which countries have been traditional allies of the United States? Do these friendly relationships remain strong today?
France, Great Britain, Germany, Japan, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Israel, Spain, Italy, Yugoslavia. These relationships still remain strong today.
Chief Legislator: He can voice his own ideas and opinions to Congress while they draft legislation. He does this through speeches promoting his agenda and by meeting with Congress to discuss policies.
1. Name one controversial piece of legislation that the president has pushed through Congress.
His healthcare program
2. How has the president pushed his plan for healthcare?
He created Obamacare
Current Problem in the U.S.
To stop them, I would use the power of negotiating with foreign leaders and make sure the United States has allies. We need to cut off their finances through oil smuggling and wealthy sympathizes. Making sure that the joining of new members ISIS ends is also important. Our nation needs to take a stance on terrorism, it cannot continue and we need to develop certain tactics to prevent an attack on any country from happening again. It leads to more destruction that the word can't continue to take.