Mariah Colucci and Izzy Larscheid
Major Issue of 2016 Election
The biggest challenge faced by America in 2016 is moving our energy use away from fossil fuels to address climate change. The increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases due to the use of fossil fuels is warming earth's climate. This will result in a rise in sea level, a loss of agricultural areas, and increasingly severe weather events.
We would use our role as presidency to decrease climate change. We would do so by first researching all about climate change. The we would hire all researchers to discover what the major overall problem is. Once they have researched, we will create a bill that will be passed stating that we can put money towards this problem and have the nation benefit from it.
Constitutional Requirements to be President
The salary of a President is 400,000. When the President leaves the White House he's still on the Government payroll. He receives an annual pension of about 200,000, health care, paid official travel, and an office.
10 Constitutional Powers
l. Be commander in chief of the Army and Navy when called into service. (Diplomatic)
2. Require the opinion of the principal officer in each executive department. (Diplomatic)
3. Have power to grand reprieves and pardons. (Judicial)
4. Make treaties. (Diplomatic)
5. Nominate and appoint ambassadors, judges of the Supreme Court and all other officers of the United States. (Executive)
6. Fill up all vacancies during the recess of the Senate.(Diplomatic)
7. Give to Congress information of the state of the union. (Executive)
8. Recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient. (Executive)
9. On extraordinary occasions convene both Houses, or either of them. (Executive)
10. Receive ambassadors and other public ministers. (Diplomatic)
The most important power is to give the Congress information of the state of the Union. This is most important because it will provide everyone presidential information that needs to know what and will be going on. Giving the Congress information of the state of the Union because he will recommend to their consideration as the president judges necessary and expedient.
Roles of the President
Party Leader: In this role, the president helps members of his political party get elected or appointed to office. The president campaigns for those members who have supported his policies. 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? The Democratic Party
2. In what ways can a sitting president work on behalf of his party? The president can work on behalf of his party by helping pass his party's favorable bills without a veto.
3. In what ways can the president's party continue to work on his behalf? The party can work on behalf of the president by proposing legislation to try to enact the president's preferred policies.
Commander-in-Chief:The president is the commander-in-chief of the U.S. armed forces. That means all of the military leaders report to and take orders from the president. The president performs this duty as a civilian, someone who is not in military service.
1. What is the benefit of having a civilian who is an elected public official as the commander-in chief? The benefit is that the wants and needs of the civilians could most likely be voiced through the commander in chief.
2. What might be some of the drawbacks?
The drawbacks could be the commander in chief not listening to the wants and needs of the civilian. And this civilian might know have enough knowledge for their position.
Chief Executive: The president is the chief executive, empowered to administer the laws and affairs of the nation. While the president does not make the laws, his agencies have the responsibility and authority to carry out the laws.
1. Which recent executive orders have impacted the state of the nation?
2. What article in the Constitution grants the president executive power? Article Two
Chief of State: The president's role as chief of state is to represent 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? The president visits cities in distress. For example Bush visited the people after Hurricane Katrina.
2. How would a president play the role of chief of state during wartime? The president would be the figure head of the war and visit places of distress.
Chief Diplomat: Being a diplomat involves interacting with leaders from other nations. The president 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?
Recently Hosted: Leaders from Africa to support their efforts to strengthen democratic institution. He has also recently visited Cuba to encourage the discontinuation of trade embargo against Cuba
2. Which countries have been traditional allies of the United States? Do these friendly relationships remain strong today? Traditional allies have been France, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Canada, Austria,Mexico, Italy, and Israel. Their relationships still remain strong.
Chief Legislator: Though the president cannot make laws, 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. Obama pushed Health Care Reform to break deadlock.2. How has the president pushed his plan for healthcare? He pushed his 11 page plan to break the stalemate for for the Health Care Reform . He made it a priority to get this passed and it took awhile to actually get passed.