Presidential Pamphlet

Alexis Lovan

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Constitutional Requirements for Becoming President

  • The U.S. Constitution, Article II Section 1 states that no person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.
  • Also, The US Constitution, Amendment XXII, Section 1 states that no person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.

Salary, Benefits and perks of the job

-The annual salary of a U.S. President is $400,000 along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account, and $19,000 for entertainment.

-The retirement benefits received by former Presidents include a pension, Secret Service protection, and reimbursements for staff, travel, mail, and office expenses. The Presidential pension is not a fixed amount, rather it matches the current salary of Cabinet members (or Executive Level I personnel), which is $191,300/year as of March, 2008 (but see "Salary Info" section above for advice on how to track increases in this figure).

-One of the perks to becoming president of the USA is all the power that they have. The White House staff, recreation, air force one, and the presidential car are some of the few perks the president has.

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Constitutional Powers Granted to the President (Executive)

-The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term of four years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same term, be elected, as follows:

Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or person holding an office of trust or profit under the United States, shall be appointed an elector.

-No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.

-In case of the removal of the President from office, or of his death, resignation, or inability to discharge the powers and duties of the said office, the same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by law provide for the case of removal, death, resignation or inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what officer shall then act as President, and such officer shall act accordingly, until the disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.

-The President shall, at stated times, receive for his services, a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the United States, or any of them.

-Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation:--"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

US Presidents' Oaths of Office - FDR to Obama

Constitutional Powers Granted to the President (Diplomatic)

-The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the United States; he may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal officer in each of the executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices, and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.

-The President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session.

Constitutional Powers Granted to the President (Judicial)

-He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall commission all the officers of the United States.

-The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

Which Power is the Most Important?

I feel like the Executive Power is the most important because it enforces the laws that the president gives. Without enforcing laws, citizens would be lost and it would be chaotic.

Leadership Qualities

-One quality for becoming president is being a good decision maker. If you think about it, the president has the power to do everything and anything and if the president made a bad decision, then it would fall into their hands.

-Another qualification for becoming a good president would be having a vision. If they didn't have a vision for the nation, then obviously it would collapse and become total chaos. With the president having a vision for the nation, it provides us to seek for success and thrive for our goals as a nation.

-Third, another good leadership qualification to become president is giving citizens motivation. By having the president motivate it's citizens, we are most likely to try our hardest and reach our goals.

- Fourth, by having trust between the president and it's people is a huge deal. Without having trust then the nation wouldn't know who to go to in their time of need.

- Lastly, personality is a good leadership quality to have in a president, simply because we wouldn't want anyone to run the nation if they had a personality like Hitler.

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Major Issues of 2016 election.

With Gun Violence becoming a major topic, do we ban guns or reduce them? It has been a major issue in the United States due to the major shootings that has happened in the past, such as Columbine, Sandy Hook, and many other mass shootings that have occurred. To prevent anymore major shootings, I feel like we should ban guns. I know, it's to keep the American people safe, but does it actually? One in three people in the U.S. knows someone who has been shot, and that's horrible. With banning guns nationwide, there would be less shootings. If we did background checks every time someone bought a gun, then I think the issue would be fine.
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