Presidential Pamphlet

By Stephanie and Jade Petersen

Constitutional requirements to be President.

  • No person except a natural born citizen/a citizen of the United States
  • Time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President
  • neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years
  • been fourteen years a resident within the United States.
  • 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
  • some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once.

Salary, benefits, and perks of being the President.

  • $400,000 a year
  • there's the free transportation in the presidential limousine, Marine One and Air Force One
  • When a president leaves the White House he's still on the government payroll, receiving an annual pension of about $200,000, health care, paid official travel and an office
  • The free housing in Washington's most famous mansion & complete with a killer view of the Washington Monument

Constitutional powers granted to the President.

  • Be commander in chief of the Army and Navy when called into service.
  • Require the opinion of the principal officer in each executive department.
  • Have power to grand reprieves and pardons.
  • Make treaties.
  • Nominate and appoint ambassadors, judges of the Supreme Court and all other officers of the United States.
  • Fill up all vacancies during the recess of the Senate.
  • Give to Congress information of the state of the union.
  • Recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.
  • On extraordinary occasions convene both Houses, or either of them.
  • Receive ambassadors and other public ministers.

~I think that all have equally important tasks. However, I think that it is important how the President can have the power to be commander in chief of the Army & Navy when called into service.

Five leadership qualities and skills necessary to be a successful President.


Good leaders have a passion for the work they do and feel it is important. Sharing that passion and enthusiasm with employees can help you motivate your employees to become more productive. Praising your employees when they do a good job can be a natural extension of passion. SCORE reports that morale sinks and employees soon hate to come to work without occasional praise.


Strong leaders know how to communicate effectively with staff at both higher and lower levels in the company. Understanding how to clearly explain tasks and projects to staff while communicating the importance of your department’s work to administrators is a crucial skill that takes practice. Good communicators keep staff informed when changes or updates to projects occur, are readily available to staff and hold regular meetings to ensure that all team members are aware of the status of projects.

Commitment to Staff

Good leaders understand that success isn’t possible without the help of their employees. Providing ample training opportunities for your staff and expressing your confidence in their work lets them know that you are invested in them. Strong managers avoid the urge to perform every part of a project themselves, but allow employees to make decisions, prioritize tasks and plan projects. Leaders who are committed to their teams try to ensure that all employees are treated equally and that preferential treatment is not given to a particular employee or employees.

Team Building

Encouraging employees to work together, rather than competitively, can result in higher productivity and improved morale. Encouraging a cooperative atmosphere and group problem solving will help you ensure that your department completes tasks on time without personal conflicts. Asking for input from employees regarding departmental functions and procedures can help them feel that they are an important part of your team.


Employees rely on leaders to make decisions that are quick, logical and correct. Understanding the scope of the work your employees handle, the concerns of your supervisors, financial constraints and any other relevant factors will enable you to make fast decisions. The system suggests being quick, committed, analytical and thoughtful when making decisions. If you are unaccustomed to making important decisions, developing a spreadsheet to evaluate drawbacks and advantages can help you focus on the issue.

Six Roles of the President

1) Chief of State: The president is the chief of state allows him represent the United States at local public events, which is mainly a ceremonial role that allows to promote values of the American people.

2) Chief of Executive: The president himself is the chief of executive which means he deals with all of the affairs of the nation. Sometimes the president does not make laws so his agencies have the responsibility as well as the authority to carry them out.

3) Chief Diplomat: Chief Diplomat interacts with leaders from other nations. The president takes the lead in foreign relations by associating with foreign leaders and being apart of their interactions.

4) Commander in Chief: The president is the Commander in Chief this means all of our armed forces report to him, he himself is not apart of the armed forces.

5) Chief Legislative: The chief of legislative cannot make laws, he can only voice his own ideas and opinion to the congress. The chief of legislative can do this by giving speeches.

6) Party Chief: The president is the party chief this allows him to appoint people to office, such as his party leaders.

If I Were the President I Would..

  • If I were the President I wouldn't have gotten involved in ISIS, I would have used my power to end our involvement in the issue. The United States sticks their nose into things that does not involve them, our country thinks that they can save other countries but instead most retaliate.
  • Roles I would use to apply this is The Chief of State and Commander in Chief. The Chief of State would help this situation because it is all about values. If we value our country and respect our people we would not get involved in something which does not concern our country. The Commander in Chief would also help this situation because as president I could tell our armed forces to step away from the situation and they would have to obey my wishes.

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