Presidential Pamphlet

By: Garrett Gueltzow

Constitutional Requirements

Must be at least 35 years old

Must be a US resident for 14 years

Must be a natural born citizen


Requirements: To be come President you need to be a natural born citizen of the United States, Had to live in the United States for fourteen years, and Thirty-Five years old.

Salary: You get paid a yearly salary of $400,000.


(While Sitting)

Staff - The President receives basically unlimited staff, as determined by Congress. There is some 96 employees in the White House.

White House - Movie theater, bowling alley, pool, tennis and basketball courts, putting green, groundskeepers, florists, valets and butlers, a pastry chef and 24-hour cooking staff.

Recreation - As above, the President receives some of the best recreation available. They receive invites to the best parties, and any invitation they send out is unlikely to be rebuffed. Many many activities occur on the South Lawn.

Air Force One - The middle level of these planes carries up to 70 passengers, as well as a 26-person crew. There's ample room in the staff, media and security areas in the back half of the plane, but the president has a personal suite under the cockpit with an office, bathroom, bedroom and workout room.

Ground Transportation - The Beast is generally one of the most secure vehicles on the planet. They receive two 'Dignitary Buses' at around $1MM each. The Beast shoots grenades and sees in infrared.

Blair House - Its 119 rooms include more than 20 bedrooms for guests and staff, 35 bathrooms, four dining rooms, a gym, a flower shop and a hair salon.

Travel & Advance Team - The Presidential Advance Team includes logistics and security for the president's motorcade, as well as employing Secret Service against the 500 death threats the president receives each month, on average.

Camp David - The Presidential vacation home. No Washington heat or traffic. Features 11 cabins, office cabin, swimming pool, shooting range, bowling alley, etc. Plus the use of Marine One to helicopter.


Security - Presidents before 1997 received security for life. This was changed to only 10 years for George W Bush, but then retroactively returned to lifetime security. It includes the spouse, and any children until age 16. Secret Service can also decide autonomously to continue security after.

Pension - Executive Level One Pay, which is currently $199k, in perpetuity. There's a few bills trying to change it to 200k in total (removing all above) with removal of each dollar in personal annual wealth over $400k. These are fully taxable.

Transition - Presidents receive 6 months of transition costs. It covers office space, staff compensation, communications services, and printing and postage associated with the transition

Allowance - 30 months after the 6 month transition, you receive $150k in post-presidential staff pay, and $96k a year after that.

Travel - Congress determined that former Presidents must travel as part of their civic duties, and are allowed $1MM in travel expenses.

Health Benefits - Presidents receive health benefits for 5 or more years of Federal service, and while it is 'the same as Congress,' they also get the added bonus of priority and use veteran's hospitals.

Presidential Townhouse - The Townhouse mentioned in the 'Sitting' sections Blair House is a perk that continues into retirement.

Constitutional Powers


Sign or reject all bills

Commander and chief of military

Request opinions

Grant Reprieves or Pardons

Give congress info

Takes care that all laws are faithfully executed


Request opinions


Grant Reprieves or Pardons

Fill vacancies


Make Treaties

Convene both house of congress on extraordinary occasions

I think it is most important that they ensure that all laws are faithfully executed, this keeps our country running smoothly. I also think the ability to pass or deny bills is important because it gives them a lot of say in what is passed even if congress can over turn them sometimes.

Leadership Traits


Don't focus only on what your party supports but rather take into account the needs and wants of the citizens of the country. Try to make decisions that support the greater good and most people approve of rather than conforming to party lines.


The citizens of the United States must be able to trust the standing president of the United States otherwise their belief in government could fail and then the government could lose the support of parts of the nation.


Motivate the country and its people even when it is going through difficult times such as natural disasters, terrorism, or economic issues. Give the country confidence and ensure that everything will be okay

Decision Making

The president must be able to make decisions from all levels of his administration in order to show that he is a strong president and in order to get things done.


Be able to work with and deal with very different people in all aspects of life. Also be able to compromise and listen to members of your own and the other party in order to make a better decision for the country.

Gun Control

Gun control is a major issue in the United States that is hard to deal with because of the second amendment and because many people disapprove of the idea of putting restrictions on anything to do with guns. It is important that something is done about gun control because as it is right now, we see way too much violence and an incredibly high amount of mass shootings occurring throughout the nation.

Currently guns are too easy to receive without having to do a proper background check on mental state or crime record. Unless they are bought from a licensed seller at a store, it is relatively easy to by pass these requirements. Registering guns, and locating them would help to know who has them and from there steps can be taken to preform background checks along with overseeing the sale and distribution of weapons.

Guided Questions

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. Democratic. He can support members of his party in an attempt to get them higher public approval. They can support him and continue to work on things that he is trying to work on.

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. That way he or she can make the decisions safely and unbiased. They don’t know exactly what the war is like or if it is succeeding, only know what they are told.

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. The gun control executive order that Obama is trying to pass. Article 2 of the Constitution.

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. After major disasters such as hurricanes or mass shootings. He would defend the values of the citizens of the United States, and represent the country.

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. President Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone. He visited both Kenya and Ethiopia in mid 2015. To discuss issues in the middle east. Great Britain and France have been traditional allies of the United states and they 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. Affordable care act. He tried to increase political approval for his healthcare plan.