So You Want to be President?

By: Ethan Wade and Jared Johnson

Immigration Reform

Immigration reform is a topic that has been a point of controversy for our country for years. We think that a great way to find a solution with compromise would be to find a way to make it easier for immigrants to become U.S. citizens. This would mean making it cheaper and less difficult, because in order to become a U.S. citizen today, there is a large test with very difficult questions that most naturally born citizens don't even know the answer to, and it costs around $680 to pay for the bio metrics fee and the application for naturalization alone.

Constitutional Requirements for Becoming President

In order to become President, there are certain requirements that you must be able to meet. Here they are:

-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

Presidential Benefits

$400,000 yearly salary

$50,000 expense budget

$100,000 travel budget

$19,000 entertainment budget

-retirement benefits include almost $200,000 a year

Leadership Qualities

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

l. Be commander in chief of the Army and Navy when called into service.
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

Executive: 1-4,

Judicial: 5

Diplomatic: 6-10

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.


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Solving Illegal Immigration through Presidential Powers

As the President, we would use the power to grant pardons, and address the state of the union to speak on the subject to make a more formidable argument. We could also receive ambassadors of foreign nations to address the issue with illegal immigrtion