Need a good President with Political experience
What Kind of leader?
Major issues to know about
1. Gun control. You are going to have to decide what kinds of laws should be in place for people that own firearms. Should background checks be done when purchasing gun? Should people with a Criminal history or mental illness have access to firearms? How do we cut down on the attacks happening by random people all over the US.
As President, we need someone who can find a way for people to own firearms, without them getting into the wrong hands.
Leadership traits that this Country needs
Conflict Resolution. We need a president who can resolve problems on our shores as well as other countries while trying to avoid violence as much as possible.
We also need a President with a lot of Motivation. Our President should like what they are doing and work hard to lead this nation in the right direction.
We need to be able to Trust our President. We need to know that our leader will work hard to keep us safe and make the right decisions for us.
Lastly, we need someone who can set goals for us to accomplish during his presidency. We need a clear plan with what to do with America during this next Presidency.
Roles of the President
Party Leader: In this role, the president helps members of his political party get elected or appointed to office. The president campaigns for those members who have supported his policies. At the end of a term the president may campaign for reelection with his party’s support.
1. To what political party does the current president belong?
2. In what ways can a sitting president work on behalf of his party?
3. In what ways can the president's party continue to work on his behalf?
Commander-in-Chief:The president is the commander-in-chief of the U.S. armed forces. That means all of the military leaders report to and take orders from the president. The president performs this duty as a civilian, someone who is not in military service.
1. What is the benefit of having a civilian who is an elected public official as the commander-inchief?
2. What might be some of the drawbacks?
Chief Executive: The president is the chief executive, empowered to administer the laws and affairs of the nation. While the president does not make the laws, his agencies have the responsibility and authority to carry out the laws.
1. Which recent executive orders have impacted the state of the nation?
2. What article in the Constitution grants the president executive power?
Chief of State: The president's role as chief of state is to represent the United States at public events. This is mainly a ceremonial role that allows the president to promote/convey/represent American values and acknowledge others who do the same.
1. When has a president visited U.S. cities in distress?
2. How would a president play the role of chief of state during wartime?
Chief Diplomat: Being a diplomat involves interacting with leaders from other nations. The president takes the lead in foreign relations by associating with foreign leaders and, along with the help of Congress, develops a foreign policy with other nations.
1. Which foreign leaders has the president recently hosted at the White House? Which nations has the president recently visited? What have been the motivating reasons for these visits?
2. Which countries have been traditional allies of the United States? Do these friendly relationships remain strong today?
Chief Legislator: Though the president cannot make laws, he can voice his own ideas and opinions to Congress while they draft legislation. He does this through speeches promoting his agenda and by meeting with Congress to discuss policies.
1. Name one controversial piece of legislation that the president has pushed through Congress.
2. How has the president pushed his plan for healthcare?