Presidential Help Wanted!

By: Mara Hayes and Emily Hagen

Higher Education Issue

Employment in jobs requiring education beyond a high school diploma will grow more rapidly than employment in jobs that do not; more than half require postsecondary education. As high school graduates from wealthy families in our nation are almost certain to continue on to higher education, while just over half of our high school graduates in the poorer families attend college. To have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world students and workers need to receive the education and training needed for the jobs. Yet, tuition and fees have drastically increase over the past decade, making it more difficult for americans to have a higher education.

As chief of state I would think about the students that would benefit from the lower cost but also think about the tax payers and everything that will be affected. As chief agenda settler I would help congress prepare the annual federal budget to support students to afford college,while tackling rising college costs. As chief administrator I would help call on Congress to advance new reforms to give more hard working students a fair shot at pursuing higher education and everyone should be able to afford it.

Leadership Traits

1. Motivation- to have an outstanding president, we need someone that is motivated to his or her job and has a desire to do what's right in helping the U.S. As a nation, community, state, and city we need motivation so we can have a positive outlook on the world.

2. Trust- it is important to have a president that connects and establishes trust with Americans and the people in our government.

3. Personality- likable, qualities of leadership, confident, persuasive, work well with others, remain calm under pressure, hard worker

4. Decision making- president knows how to brainstorm possible results when a problem arises, looks at all views and options about situation. President should be able to think before he or she speaks to not offend anyone.

5. Consensus building- important that that a president doesn't simply have an agreement or disagreement towards something without providing support to their statements.

Roles of the President

1. Chief of State- head of a nation as district from the lead of the government. The Chief of State preforms ceremonial functions.

2. Chief Executive- Responsible for looking over operations

3. Commander in Chief- In charge of leading the nations armed forces.

4. Chief Diplomat- Plays a very important role in presidency by directing the U.S foreign policy

5. Chief Legislator: Has the authority to sign or veto a bill of Congress and influences congress when making decisions about laws.

6. Economic Planner- In charge of making sure everything goes as planned and deals with takes, high prices, and unemployment.

7. Political Party leader- Decides who should lead and serve in the Cabinet among the party members. Political Party leader will also help party members get elected by sharing great things about them to the public.

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Constitutional Requirements to be President

1. be at least 35 years old

2. Have lived in the country for 14 years

3. Be a natural-born citizen

The Salary, Benefits, and Perks Of the Job

The president makes $400,000 per year. The Constitution states that a president’s salary is not to be altered during his or her term in office. This clause stops Congress from threatening to cut a president’s salary as a bargaining tool or from rewarding a popular president. In addition to a salary, presidents receive other benefits. The president has a large staff that includes chefs, butlers, and doctors who are on call whenever the president may need them. Presidents live with their family in a mansion in Washington, D. C., the White House, for the duration of their term and receive health and retirement benefits along with special tax deductions. The president also has access to numerous cars and Air Force One, the president’s private plane.

List the (10) Constitutional powers granted to the President in Article II -Categorize the powers into: Executive/Diplomatic/Judicial Legislative -Explain which power is the most important and why (Opinion)

1. Commander in Chief- Executive

2. Commission all military officers of the United states- Executive

3. Make treaties with advice and consent of the Senate- Diplomatic

4.Receive ambassadors- Executive

5.Appoint ambassadors,federal judges,Supreme Court Justices- Executive

6. Grant pardons and reprieves- Judicial Powers

7. Presidential pardons 3 min- Executive

8.5th grader gets pardon- Judicial Powers

9. Obama pardons a turkey- Executive

10. Palin pardons Turkey- Judicial Powers


Executive Power is the most important in my opinion because it has the authority to enforce the laws of the United States. It is a directive rule or regulation issued by the president and has the force of law.