Presidential Pamphlet

By: Alyssa Altendorf & Caitlin Stone

Constitutional Requirements to be President

1. Natural born citizen

2. Must be 35 years old

3. Must be a resident of the United States for 14 years

Fun Facts of the President

The president has a salary of $400,000. His food, travel, and entertainment accounts are paid for up to $100,000. The White House includes a movie theater, bowling alley, tennis court, and a putting green. He gets his own presidential limo.

The 10 Constituitional Powers Granted to the President

1. Executive

- Appointing and removing of key executive-branch officials

- Issuing executive orders

- Maintaining executive privilege

- Power to veto

2. Legislative

- Make treaties with advice and consent of the Senate

- Influence congress by the role of chief agenda-setter

- Propose legislation to congress

3. Judicial

- Grants pardons and reprieves

- Nominating federal judges and alter sentences of people convicted of crimes

- Nominate Supreme Court justices

Most Important Constitutional Power

We believe that the most important constitutional power is the power to veto a law. This is the most important because he has the power to approve or get rid of the law. If he passed a law it will impact the citizens of the United States. He must make sure that the law is for the good of the people. It will keep congress in check by having the president approve of it first. The congress can't just pass any law they want, the president will need to see it first before it would become law.

5 Leadership Qualities and Skills Necessary to be a Successful President

1. Trust- It is important to have an honest leader because he needs to be able to lead the people right and not make the people feel like he is being lied to.

2. Good communicator- It is important to be a communicator because he needs to understand what others want and need. He must be open to questions and opinions. Most importantly he needs to listen.

3. Organized- It is important to be organized and prepared for meetings and events.

4. Smart- It is important to have a leader that will think about the decisions that will be made and how it will effect the country.

5. Productive/ Motivated- It is important to be productive so he can finish all of his responsibilities of a president and it will make the country be more efficient.

Most Important Leadership Quality

We believe the most important quality is being a good communicator. We think this because it is important to listen to other important people and come up with good solutions. You need to be able to communicate with other important leaders everyday to make the best decisions for our country.

Roles of the President

1. Chief of State- Performs ceremonial functions and is a symbol of the nation.

2. Chief Executive- Enforces laws, federal court decisions and treaties.

3. Commander in Chief- Leads the nations armed forces.

4. Chief Diplomat- Directs US foreign policy.

5. Chief Legislator- Influencing Congress in its lawmaking and signing or vetoing a bill.

6. Economic Planner- Helps economy run smoothly by dealing with unemployment, high prices, taxes, business profits, and more.

7. Political Party Planner- Choosing members to serve in cabinet.

Current Issue: Gun Control

Lately the gun control and gun rights have been an issue in the United States. The second amendment in the constitution states we have the right to bear arms. Both parties have opposing thoughts of gun control, whether we should get rid of guns or allow people to keep guns. We will use our good communication skills and our judgement to see whether or not the citizens should have the right to bear arms. We can continue discussing different scenarios that involve guns. We can make laws about gun ownership. Some people use guns for harm on other people and others are using guns to keep themselves safe. We will use our role of being president to resolve this issue, such as the Chief Executive, Chief Executive, and Chief of State. We will also use the Constitutional powers in the Legislative branch by signing and making new laws.