Presidential Poster

Anderson Coutain, 3rd period

Formal Qualifications

The formal qualifications of a president are enables most of the U.S. the ability to become president. They include being native born, is at least 35 years of age, and have lived in the country for 14 years.

President Roles

The presidents reprise their roles as the chief manager off the economy, chief of party, chief diplomat, commander in chief, chief policy maker, chief of state, and chief executive each term.

The President is the most powerful person in the United States

Expressed powers

The powers written in the constitution for the president include being the commander in chief of the armed forces, commission military offices, call congress into special session, exercise executive power, and grant reprieves and pardons for most federal offenses.

How the president can check the judicial and legislative branch by vetoing their bill and appointing new chairman.

The President can do this by vetoing their bill and appointing new chairmen to the cabinet and he/she also has the ability to pass bills passed by the legislative branch.

The 25th Amendment

This amendment is put in place as a back up plan in case anything goes wrong with the leadership role. It is used for succession in case anything happens. The biggest example is when a president passes away, the vice-president takes office and becomes president.

The 22nd Amendment

This amendment prevents anyone from becoming the president more than twice. After their two terms they can no longer run for president.
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Obama is currently serving his second term in office and will pass the baton in January.

Expansion and Contraction of Presidential Power

Executive privilege allows presidents or any other high level executive branch officers to keep any government information to themselves.

Line-item veto means that elected executive can deny any individual provisions of a bill.

Pocket vetoes are actions taken by anyone with the power to veto to take no action and still veto