Presidential Pamphlet

By: Angela Bischel & Aleah Fjelstad

Job Requirements

  • Must be a native-born U.S. citizen
  • Live in the U.S. for at least 14 years
  • 35 years old

Salary, Benefits and Perks of the Job

  • Earns a 400,000 annual salary
  • Has the most power
  • The staff who work for him/her
  • Recreation of the White House
  • Travel in Air Force one (Personal plane)
  • The presidential car with a security defense unit with it
  • Protected by secret service for remaining life after term
  • Hosting parties with celebrities and athletes

Constitutional Powers Granted

  • Sign or veto legislation --Diplomatic
  • Command the armed forces -- Executive
  • Ask the written opinion of his cabinet--Judicial
  • Convene or adjourn congress --Judicial
  • Grant reprieves and pardons -- Executive
  • Receive ambassadors --Diplomatic
  • Make treaties (ratified by 2/3 of the senate) -- Executive
  • Appoint article III judges -- Judicial
  • Make temporary appointments--Judicial
  • Negotiate with other nations --Diplomatic
Negotiating with other nations is the most important because it establishes relations for trade, and allies during wars.

Leadership Qualities and Necessary Skills

  • Concensus Building involving multiple perspectives and opinions
  • Decision Making for all levels of administration
  • Communicate a clear and inspiring vision to administration
  • Manage situations and innovation
  • Trust between the government and the people

Roles of the President

  • Party Leader- Helps members of his party get elected
  • Commander in Chief- Leader of the U.S. armed forces
  • Chief Executive- Administer the laws and affairs of the nation
  • Chief of State- Represents the U.S. at public events
  • Chief Diplomat- Interacts with leaders from other nations
  • Chief Legislature- Voices own ideas and opinions to congress while they draft the laws

Current Issue: Abortion

Nearly half of all pregnancies among American women are unintended, and four out of every ten of these babies are terminated by abortion. 12% of abortions in 2014 were teenagers of the ages 14-19 years old. A majority of abortions come from Americans who have an income less than the 100% of the Federal Poverty Level. The powers of asking the written opinion of his/her cabinet to discuss the topic and the toll it might take on the nation. The president could also sign or veto legislation on the issue after a decision is made to continue abortions or to restrict them. The president would have to think about both sides of the issue, for abortion or against abortion, when clearly communicating his/her issue to the public. The role of chief legislature would be used to effectively communicate this issue with his/her opinions on the issue to members of congress.