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By: Wilson Riendeau


To be the president you are required to be 35 years old, must be born in the United States, and have lived in the United States for at least 14 years.

Compensation and benefits

When you are the president you get many compensations and benefits. These include an annual salary of $400,000 and extra money for expenses and travel. If you are the president you also get use of Camp David, which is a vacation home for the president in Maryland. On top of that you get special cars, helicopters and even your own airplane (air force one).

Duties, roles, and responsibilities

The presidents have many responsibilities which include being the United States head of state, economic leader, party leader, chief executive, chief diplomat, commander in chief and the legislative leader. The head of state is a ceremonial role that represents America on special occasions and ceremonies. The economic leader is the president dealing with economic issues such as unemployment and planning the federal government's budget each year. The party leader is when the president is viewed as the leader of his/her political party and selects the party's national chairperson. The Chief Executive is the president being in charge of the 15 cabinet departments.

The next role the president has in chief diplomat of the country and that is when the president directs foreign policy. Then the commander in chief and that is when the president is in charge of the navy, air force, marines, and coast guard and also has the power to send troops into war. The last position that the president has is the legislative leader when is the president holds the power to sign bills into laws and must have a legislative agenda.