President of the United States

Job Responsibilities

  • Enforce laws, treaties, and court rulings.
  • Develop federal policies.
  • Prepare the national budget.
  • Appoint federal officials.
  • Have the authority to send troops into combat.
  • Have ultimate authority in the use of nuclear weapons.

Necessary Skills

  • Ability to inspire and to communicate with the people over mass media.
  • Ability to establish a working relationship with Congress and political partners and opponents.
  • Some exposure (if not outright experience) in foreign policy.
  • Experience in running a government agency or a large organization.
  • Ability to understand economic principles and form his own view on economic and financial strategies.
  • Can command respect from an absolute majority of the people, even if he fails to get an absolute majority of the votes.
  • First hand understanding of the thoughts and the experience of the American people.


  • A natural born citizen of the United States.
  • At least thirty-five years of age.
  • Lived in the United States for at least 14 years.


  • $400,000 a year
  • Air Force One
  • White House
  • Presidential Car