Be the President

By: Lindsey DeRusha

Constitutional Requirement

    Age and Citizenship requirements - US Constitution, Article II, Section 1

  • No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.
  • Term limit amendment - US Constitution, Amendment XXII, Section 1 - ratified February 27, 1951

  • No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.

-From the Constitution


  • $400,000 a year
  • Free travel on the modified Boeing-747, helicopters, and limousine
  • Live in White House, free of charge (budget to redecorate included)
  • Camp David
  • Free Health Care for himself/herself and his family

Constitutional Powers

  • Commander in Chief
  • Make treaties with advice and consent of Senate
  • Receive ambassadors
  • Appoint ambassadors, federal judges, Supreme Court Justices
  • Grant pardons and reprieves
  • Deliver the annual State of the Union address
  • Call houses of Congress into special session
  • Ensure that all laws passed by Congress are carried out
  • Appoints heads of executive departments
  • Cabinet Advisory chosen by President

Commander in Chief is the most important in my opinion because it is important to have a good military and a good leader of the nations armed forces to protect the country.

Qualities looking for in a President

-understanding the public
-ability to communicate
-sense of timing
-openness of new ideas
-ability to compromise
-political courage

Roles of being President

Chief of State-(National Leader)

Talks at functions

represents the nation

Chief Executive

Boss of government

Enforces laws, federal court decisions, treaties

Commander in Chief

Chief of armed forces

Final say in orders

Chief Diplomat

Deal with U.S. foreign policy

Chief Legislator

Help Congress with making laws

Signing or vetoing a bill of Congress

Economic Planner

help run economy

deal with certain issues like unemployment, high prices, and taxes

Political Party Leader

Picking people to serve in Cabinet.

Helps them get elected.

Current Issue

I would use my role towards gun control, and the conflict between gun laws and mass shootings. Mass shootings are happening all over the nation, and some people want more strict gun laws to try and stop these mass shootings from happening. I would bring this law to the other houses, I would use my Chief Legislator power to help congress with making this a law, that you have to have a basic safety course about handling, cleaning, operating, and shooting a gun before being able to purchase a gun. Also I would try and pass a law that you have to pass a mental health exam before purchasing a gun because almost all, if not all, mass shooters have some type of mental illness.
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