So You Want to be President?
By: Ethan Wade and Jared Johnson
Immigration by Decade
This graph shows the amount of immigrants that have come into the U.S. illegally since 1990, and it shows that illegal immigration went up exponentially in 2004.
Do Not Trespass
Warning! America's borders are protected!
Constitutional Requirements for Becoming President
-You must be at least 35 years old
-You have to have been born in the U.S. and be a U.S. citizen
-You must have lived in the U.S. for the past 14 years
$50,000 expense budget
$100,000 travel budget
$19,000 entertainment budget
-retirement benefits include almost $200,000 a year
1. Decision making- they need to be able to make tough decisions in tough times.
2.Communication skills- being able to communicate with the nation and important leaders is key
3-Facilitate- making sure people know what's really going on in the government.
4. Vision- having a clear path and a set idea on what you want to do in office.
5. Likeable- being a nice, funny presidents lets the people like you more.
The President's 10 Constitutional Powers
2. Require the opinion of the principal officer in each executive department.
3. Have power to grand reprieves and pardons.
4. Make treaties.
5. Nominate and appoint ambassadors, judges of the Supreme Court and all other officers of the United States.
6. Fill up all vacancies during the recess of the Senate.
7. Give to Congress information of the state of the union.
8. Recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.
9. On extraordinary occasions convene both Houses, or either of them.
10. Receive ambassadors and other public ministers.
The 10 Powers Divided, and the Most Powerful
We think that the most important of these powers given to the President would be #1, as it gives the President a large amount of power over one of the strongest and largest armed forces in the world. This gives the President immense powers that no other civilian possesses.
Roles of the President
The president acts as many people. Chief of State, Chief Legislator, Commander in Chief, Chief Executive, and Chief Diplomat. Chief of Diplomat involved with foreign affairs across the world. Chief Executive means administering the laws but not making them. Commander in Chief makes him head of all military affairs. Chief Legislator allows him to push his ideas in congress and talk about his policies. Chief of State makes the president show up to domestic events.