Presidential Pamphlet

Lauren Priest and Michelle Lother

Constitutional Requirements of the President

  1. The President must be at least 35 years of age.
  2. The President must be a "Natural Born Citizen" which means the president must be born in the United States of America.
  3. The President must be a resident in the United States for at least 14 years

Benefits and Perks of the Presidency

Presidential Salary

The president makes on average $400,000 per year in office.

Constitutional Powers granted to the President in Article II

  1. Diplomatic: The President is the Commander and Chief of the the Army and the Navy of the United States of America.
  2. Executive: The President may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective officers.
  3. Judicial: The President has the power to grant reprieves and pardons.
  4. Executive: The President has the power to make treaties with the consent of the Senate.
  5. Judicial: The President has the power to appoint ambassadors, ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court and any other officers.
  6. Diplomatic: The President has the power to fill up any vacancies during the recess of the Senate.
  7. Executive: The President gives Congress information on the State of the Union.
  8. Diplomatic: The President receives ambassadors and other public ministers.
  9. Judicial: The President makes sure that all laws are executed properly.
  10. Diplomatic: The President commissions all the officers of the United States of America.

The most important category would be Diplomatic because the United States needs a leader to create and execute different international plans and treaties that would benefit Americans most and keep us safe.

Presidential Leadership Skills

  1. The aptitude to handle and manage the effects of constant, complex change and innovation. This is important because the world changes everyday as we know it. The president needs to be able to adjust to changes and face all of what needs to be changed.
  2. Communicate the message of motivation that gives confidence to a fatigued nation. The president needs to encourage and motivate his nation at all times. He needs to show that there is always good in the world.
  3. Trust between the government and the people. As the president he sees a lot of bad things not just in the US but in the world so to keep trust in his government and his people is very important.
  4. Manage a multitude of diverse, eccentric, complex personalities both within his party and across the aisle. The president needs to be able to support all the diversity in the United States. He needs to see everyone as a person and not categorize anyone. The president needs to support bringing everyone together.
  5. Be a one-of-kind, amazing level 5 leader. A president to bring a clear picture of goodness to our nation. Someone to relate to our nation and someone that will go above and beyond to make our nation a better place.

Roles of the President

Party Leader

  1. Belongs to the Democratic Party
  2. He can appoint people to congress or Supreme Court from his party.
  3. They can show their support through articles or representing him on TV.
Commander in Chief

  1. It is nice to have leader that can make final decisions to do their best at protecting the US.
  2. A drawback would be the president not thinking straight and still being the person to make the decisions and no one able to stop him.
Chief Executive

  1. Obama signed one to aim at preparing the United States for climate change. This helps the US prepare for anything that may come about with climate change.
  2. Article II

Chief of State

  1. 2012 the president visited New York after Hurricane Sandy. Or states such as Oklahoma that have had disastrous tornadoes.
  2. During war a president makes multiple speeches to the public. During these speeches he promotes the soldiers and the bravery along with showing that the US doesn't want conflict but we will do whatever it takes to protect our people. He states the American Values.
Chief Diplomat

  1. Obama hosts Saudi King at the White House on September 4, 2015.
  2. Philippines, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Poland, Chile, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, India.
Chief Legislator

  1. Obama's Healthcare plan
  2. His plan would cost about $950 billion over 10 years. The senate and house passed versions of the bill but were going to make a compromise. After make changes to the bill and making compromises about certain things the bill passed.

Current Issues

To solve the current challenge of the terrorists ISIS we would continue to add security to airports and major transit areas. Also make sure Homeland Security is keeping watch. There needs to be troops stationed in specific areas where ISIS is to make sure they are rallied and don't spread. And finally try and track down secret areas or groups they have to shut down anything they have planned.


  • ISIS


  • Terrorist Group


  • They hate Americans and want to hurt citizens and destroy America.


  • Mostly in Iraq or Syria


  • They can attack at anytime, there have been multiply stabbings and shooting by ISIS supporters in North America.

We would use the power to the president of commander and chief of the army and navy to station troops to keep America safe from the outside. A Presidential Role that would be important is chief diplomat because the president needs to communicate with other nations to form policies or ideas to protect each other's nation from ISIS along with trying to find a way to shut them down. And finally trust between the government and the people is very important because the citizens of the US need to trust the government and have faith in them that they will keep them safe.