Class of 2016! By: Tamia Daye
Constitutional Requirements to Become President
- No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States
- neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years
- No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice
- No person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.
Salary Benefits/ Perks
- The most recent salary increase, to $400,000/year from $200,000/year, took effect when George W. Bush became President.
- You could also receive a $50,000 non-taxable expense account.
- You can receive unlimited staff.
- Get some of the best recreation.
- You can stay in the Blair House. This home is bigger than the White House, it contains 119 rooms.
- Your allowed $1MM in travel expenses.
Article Two of the United States Constitution
- To sign or veto legislation
- Ask for the written opinion of his Cabinet
- Convene or adjourn Congress
- Grant reprieves and pardons
- Receive ambassadors
- Command the armed forces
- Appoint judges
- Make treaties
- Appoint head of departments
- Commission officers of the military
Executive is most important because it's the third branch of our government, so our main one and without it our country would fall apart.
5 leadership qualities to have
6 Roles of President
- President is head of government meaning he rules over the government.
- This power is limited by our systems checks and balances.
- This branch employs more than 2.7 million civilians.
- The main author of Americans foreign policy.
- President has direct and immediate control of the military.
- The president suggests policies and laws that he thinks may be important for our country.