Presidential Pamphlet

Created By: Joe Goodwin and Mitch Carter

Requirements to be President

Qualifications for presidential candidates have remained the same since the year Washington accepted the presidency. A presidential candidate must be a natural born citizen of the United States, a resident for 14 years, and 35 years of age or older. These requirements do not prohibit a woman from being president, yet this has yet to occur.

Salary and Perks

-Presidential salary is 400,000 dollars
-Other perks and benefits from being president are living at the white house, presidential pardons, and protection from the secret service.

-The president also gets a lot of his expenses paid for

10 Constitutional Powers

  • To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; (Executive)
  • To borrow Money on the credit of the United States; (Executive)
  • To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes; (Diplomatic)
  • To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States; (Legislative)
  • To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures; (Legislative)
  • To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States; (Judicial)
  • To establish Post Offices and post Roads; (Legislative)
  • To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries; (Executive)
  • To constitute Tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court; (Judicial)
  • To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations; (Judicial)

Most important power

The most important power of the president is to establish laws, without laws there would be no rule and the people would have the freedom to do whatever they want. Having laws is what keeps us civilized.
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Important qualities and characteristics

1. Decisive in their decision making (need to show that they are confident in themselves and their decisions)

2. Good conflict resolution in order to deflate problems.

3. Good communication to tell citizens what is going on and how they are working to solve problems.

4. Trust is important because people need to trust the president to make good decisions.

5. Be a good leader to unite the country and being positive change to America.

Guided Questions and Roles of the President

1. Democrat

2. Promote the party

3. Support the president and his agenda

4. They know what the people want and how they think about government

5. They may not have the necessary experience

6. Facilitation of a presidential transition

7. Article 2

8. George Bush in New York City

9. Declare war and make executive actions

10. Leader of Sierra Leone, China, do discuss foreign relations

11. Canada, they do remain strong today

12. Bush implemented more surveillance after 9/11

13. Me made Obamacare

Party Leader-helps members get elected

Commander in Chief-gives orders to military leaders

Chief Executive- administer laws and affairs of the nation

Chief of State- represent the United States at public events

Chief Diplomat- interacting with leaders from other nations

Chief Legislator- voices ideas and opinions to congress

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How we as president, would handle gun control

As president we would use our power to make it more difficult to get guns and make it a longer and harder progress in order to get them. We would do much more intensive background checks that look into their lives and previous behaviors.

Current Issue: ISIS

Who: Isis terrorist group

What: they wreak havoc in the middle east

Why: to scare others

Where middle east, Syria

When: for the past couple years

Founded in 1999 by bu Musab al-Zarqawi

They recruit wordwide

They are focused on destroying human history

ISIS uses beheading as a branding tool

They control more land than some nations

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Solving the Challenge

As Commander in Chief, we would use some military power to reduce the threat of ISIS. Much like president Obama, we would use drone strikes to hit ISIS threats. We would also have the quality of leadership in order to get people on board with our plan. The quality of leadership would also be a good tool against ISIS because they would see it and perhaps be intimidated.
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