Next Step to Being President!

Job Responsibilities

The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress and, to that end, appoints the heads of the federal agencies, including the Cabinet. The president leads the executive branch of the Federal Government and it the commander and chief of the United States Armed Forces. As Commander in Chief, the president has the authority to send troops into combat, and is the the only one who can decide to use nuclear weapons or not. As Chief Executive, he enforces laws, treaties, and court rulings; develops federal policies; prepares the national budget; and appoints federal officials. Also approves or vetoes acts of Comgress and grants pardons.

Necessary Skills

1. Ability to inspire and to communicate with the people over mass media.
2. Ability to establish a working relationship with Congress and political partners and opponents.
3. Some exposure (if not outright experience) in foreign policy.
4. Experience in running a government agency or a large organisation.
5. Ability to understand economic principles and form his own view on economic and financial strategies (i.e. can at least understand the advice he will be given).
6. Can command respect from an absolute majority of the people, even if he fails to get an absolute majority of the votes (i.e. 66%)
7. First hand understanding of the thoughts and the experience of the American people.


    Qualifications for presidential candidates have remained the same since the year Washington accepted the presidency. As directed by the Constitution, a presidential candidate must be a natural born citizen of the United States, a resident for 14 years, and 35 years of age or older.


$19,000 entertainment budget.

$1 million "unanticipated needs" account to be used for official purposes.
$100,000 travel account

Protection for the rest of their lives

Yearly $400,000 salary