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Constitutional Requirements

  • 35 years of age
  • A resident within the United States for 14 years
  • Be a natural born citizen

Benefits of the Job

  • $400,000 annual salary
  • $203,700 annual pension right after departure office
  • As soon as your elected president you join the Presidents Club
  • Large Staff: chefs, butlers and doctors
  • Housed in the White House in Washington D.C
  • Fleet of cars and secret service protection
  • Air Force One
  • Travel Allowances
  • Health retirement benefits
  • Tax deduction for two residents

Leadership Qualities

  1. This person has motivation to work hard and get a task done. This one is important because if a leader isn't motivated than nothing will get done and there will be no progress.
  2. Can build trust between him or her as president with the public. There needs to be trust between the president and public or else the public won't believe in what the president is saying witch could lead to riots and protesting
  3. They can set out a vision on how their going to make America more improved then the previous president. Having Visions is important because a leader needs to be able to have a plan set in mind and stick with that plan and make a few changes along the way
  4. Is willing to negotiate with foreign and domestic political leaders. Negotiation is an important part of being president because it keeps countries at peace and give the United States more leverage over another country. Which could be important depending on the negation taking place.
  5. Has the proper decision making process to stick with the plans that they have set out but are will to make changes to their decision if needed. This is very important because the leader makes the decisions of the nation so, this is a very high requirement needed to run out country.
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Constitutional Powers granted to the president

Judicial Powers:
  • nominating federal judges and altering sentences of people convicted of crimes

  • nominating Supreme Court justices and other federal judges who have similar political beliefs

  • must approve and confirm all presidential nominees

  • Picking a Supreme Court justices that serves for a lifetime term
  • Justice continues to rule in a way that supports president’s agenda long after his/her term

Diplomatic Powers:

  • Diplomatic recognition- power to formally recognize legitimacy of foreign government
  • President has responsibility to ensure defense, security of nation


Executive Powers:
  • appointing and removing of key executive-branch officials
  • Issuing executive orders,
  • Maintaining executive privilege


The Most Important:
Having the responsibility to ensure nation defense and security is the most important because, we as the people of America need it to stay safe and it prevents us from getting attacked from another nation or organization.
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6 Roles as president with guided questions link

  1. Party Leader: Helps members within their own party to be elected for office and the president campaigns for those members running. Also if the president is eligible, they may run for office with the party's support.
  • Choosing leading party members to serve in the Cabinet: Selecting People that would best work with the president
  • Traveling to California to speak at a rally for a party nominee to the U.S. Senate: Going to California to give a speech to help gain more support to the U.S Senate nominee.
2. Commander-in Chief: Has control over the U.S Armed Forces and has military leaders report to them. The president does this as a civilian and not actually in the military.
  • Inspecting a Navy yard: Making sure the Navy yard is up to date, meets current regulations and is safe to be used.
  • Deciding, in wartime, whether to bomb foreign cities: In a time of war would it be the right choose to bomb a foreign city.
  • Calling out the National Guard to stop a riot: Stopping a riot by calling out the national guard.
3. Chief Executive: Administrates laws and affairs of the nation. The president doesn't make the laws but has the authority to carry out the laws created.
  • Appointing the head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA): Selecting someone who will be able to be the head of the CIA
  • Holding a Cabinet meeting to discuss government business: The President calls for a Cabinet meeting to talk about government business
  • Reading Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports on the state of national security: Informing the public about FBI reports for national security
4. Chief of State: The presidents job is to represent the United States in public events. This is a ceremonial role to promote American Values.
  • Awarding medals to students receiving academic honors: Academic Honor students gets rewarded with a medal.
  • Congratulating astronauts upon their return from space travel: Recognizing American Heroes for for their space travels.
  • Greeting visitors to the White House: Making sure the visitors of the white house feel comfortable.
  • Delivering the State of the Union Address: Informing the public of whats going on.
5. Chief of Diplomat: Talking with other leaders of foreign nations and developing foreign polices with congress.
  • Traveling to London to meet with the British prime minister: Going to London to talk with the British Prime Minister.
  • Working with leaders in the Middle East in an effort to create a peace plan for the region: Talking with Middle East leaders to create more peace in the area.\
6.Chief Legislature: Proposes Ideas and opinions about different laws and voice his ideas to congress. He achieves this by giving speeches and talking with congress.
  • Signing or vetoing a bill passed by Congress: Making a bill progress or denying a bill
  • Working to get enough House or Senate votes for a bill to be passed through each respective house: Talking to the house or senate to get a bill passed through the respected house.
  • Making a speech in Congress: Informing congress about new ideas their may be about a bill.

Guided Questions:


https://docs.google.com/a/plsas.org/document/d/1BuEFRSJPY7raW6y8A4mtuoe0dKIroTByVwKtZT24pWI/edit?usp=sharing

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Current Issue Facing our Country

Immigration Reform: I would use my presidential powers to find a solution to this problem by tightening up immigration security but still allowing it to happen. So I would talk with the TSA, CIA and customs and border control to find a solution to solve this problem. I would take this route because it ensures American Citizens security while allowing for people to come into America. The most recent immigration reform in America was the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. According to the American Community Survey immigration to America was at in all time high. A leadership role I would use solve this problem would be having a vision on how to set forth a proper immigration form that would still allow immigration but not completely stop immigration. As my role for president I would use my chief of state power to visit immigration ports and cities with high immigrant populations to see how they feel about the current immigration problem. I would use the diplomatic power to ensure American defense and security by implementing new screening and technology to the immigration process.

Source: Fredguer, John L. "Take a Stand for Immigration Reform." Organizing for Action. Ombama Website, Feb.-Mar. 2016. Web. 11 May 2016