To be or not To be President?

By Lindzey M and Sam F

Basic Needs to be President

A president must follow these requirements

  • 35 years or older
  • A resident of the United States for 14 years
  • A natural born U.S citizen
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Roles of the President

The President has six major roles which include:

  • Party Leader
  • Commander-in-Chief
  • Chief Executive
  • Chief of State
  • Chief Diplomat
  • Chief Legislator

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. The President may also campaign for re-election if eligible.


As Commander-in-Chief the President has control over the nations military. All military leaders are too take orders from the president.

Chief Executive

As chief executive, the President has the power 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.

Chief of State

As chief of state the President must represent the United States at public events. The President must exhibit American values and acknowledge others who do the same.

Chief Diplomat

Being a diplomat involves interacting with leaders from other nations. As the Chief Diplomat the President must "make nice" with other countries. The President must also work with Congress to develop foreign policy.

Chief Legislator

The President cannot make laws, but his opinions can help decide laws. The President's speeches that promote his agenda can be used by Congress to enact new laws.

Benefits, Perks and Pay

Some benefits include: a lifetime pension, travel expenses covered, Camp David

Some perks include: private plane, helicopter, bowling alley, basketball court

Salary: 400,000$ anually

10 Powers given to the President

  1. Command the nations military (Executive)
  2. Sign and veto legislation (Legislative)
  3. Ask for written advice from his cabinet (Legislative)
  4. Convene or adjourn Congress (Legislative)
  5. Grant reprieves and pardons (Judaical)
  6. Receive ambassadors (Executive)
  7. Responsible for foreign affairs (Executive)
  8. Make appointments (Executive)
  9. Propose legislation (Legislative)
  10. Use executive privilege (Judaical)

Most important power?

The most important power is signing and vetoing legislation. We feel that this is the most important power because legislation can help and hurt the country. It is very important in the ways that bills get passed. If no bills get passed no progress can be made.

Five Leadership Qualities

  1. Decision making - a good President should make good and smart decisions
  2. Communication - the President should be able to communicate effectively
  3. Motivation - a good President should motivate people to get better and grow
  4. Trust - the President should be trustworthy
  5. Make goals - the President should make goals and achieve them

As President...

As President we would tackle the problems of immigration, gun control and job creation. To solve the problem of immigration we would require stricter immigration reform by requiring citizenship for illegal immigrants. Gun control can be fixed by requiring background checks for all people wanting to buy an automatic weapon. If one red flag appears then they will be denied the weapon. We hope to create jobs by growing small businesses to not only increase state profit, but also to create jobs.