Presidential Pamphlet

By: Thomas Brostrom and Jake West

Salary, Benefits, and Perks

The President makes about $400,000 a year in office. He also gets access to many perks like getting to live in the White House, having a private chef, and having a private 747 jet. He also gets 24/7 protection from the secret service and receives protection for years after his presidency.

Constitutional Requirements for being President

The Constitution gives three eligibility requirements to be president: one must be 35 years of age, a resident "within the United States" for 14 years, and a "natural born Citizen," a term not defined in the Constitution.

Leadership Qualities

Consensus Building: The president must have the ability to reach an agreement with others.

Decision Making: The president must make important decisions involving the country.

Conflict Resolution: The president must diffuse conflicts between people and countries.

Motivation: The president must be motivated to help better the country.

Goals: The president must have goals to help improve the country.

Presidential Powers

1. Commander and chief of the military. (executive)

2. Issue treaty's for things like war and trade. (legislative)

3. He can veto a bill . (legislative)

4. Make executive orders. (executive)

5. Fill open seats in the Supreme court. (judicial)

6. He can appoint his own cabinet . (executive)

7. He has executive privilege. (executive)

8. Manage the budget of the U.S. (judicial)

9. Issue pardons in cases he sees fit. (judicial)

10. Power to declare war on a nation. (executive)

I think that the power to veto a bill is the most important because it reinforces our system of checks and balances.

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Roles of the President

1. Party leader: Helps members of his party get elected to office and pass legislation.

2.Chief legislature: Tell Congress your opinions when they draft legislation.

3. Chief executive: Has power to execute laws passed in Congress.

4. Chief of state: Represent our country in many public events .

5. Chief diplomat: Negotiating with the leaders of other nations.

6. Commander-in-chief: Commands the United States military.

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Immigration Reform

Our country has been having a problem with people coming in illegally. Many people come from Central and South America, or even Asia, to try and seek a better life here in the United States. The issue is, we have to allow people to immigrate here, that's what our country was founded on, but we can't just let people flood in here unregulated either. I would need the motivation to actually tackle the issue head on. I would make a suggestion to Congress saying that they should give current undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship, while preventing further unregulated access into this country. I would use an executive order to grant people who have been in the U.S. for a long time citizenship, while at the same time giving them screenings to make sure they aren't associated with organized crime. I would neither support nor appose the building of a wall along the border, and then leave it up to the states.