You Could Be the Next President

Job Fair 2016

What are the requirements to be President of the United States of America?

There are 3 simple requirements to run for President.

1. Must be a natural born citizen of the United States of America

2. Must be at least 35 years of age

3. Must have lived in the U.S. for 14 years

Why be President?

Salary and benefits of the President include the following...

  • $400,000 salary
  • $50,000 expense allowance
  • A personal medical physician and team
  • Lifetime, taxable pension of $201,700
  • Funds to helo transfer to private life after presidency
  • You, your spouse, and minor children can be treated in military hospitals.

What powers are granted to the President?


  • Proposes laws for Congress to act on
  • Administers the laws
  • Makes treaties with the consent of the US Senate


  • Commands all US armed forces
  • Appoints ambassadors and other officials


  • Conducts foreign policy
  • Vetoes or signs bill passed by Congress

What Qualities are important to being President

Effective and resolute decision making

  • As a leader, a person should be able to make smart decisions to better the country

Encourage conflict resolution

  • The leader should be able to resolve conflict before it affects the the people or puts them in danger.

Communicate a clear, inspiring vision

  • A vision is important because it tells the people what your plan is as a leader

Trust between the leader and the people

  • this should be the most important. If there is not trust, the leader cannot run the country in the best way possible.

Implement Goals

  • The leader should show that they have a plan for the country

As President you could solve problems like these...

America and especially the President are now facing the problem of what to do with gun control. There have been recent and past mass shootings that have continued to shake the nation into fear. But the nation remains split. Do we make it harder for people to have guns and ban guns from places? Or do we make it so citizens are able to arm themselves and have more places allow conceal and carry laws?

Many American gun owners believe that owning a gun makes them feel safer. "A Pew Foundation report found that 79% of male gun owners and 80% of female gun owners said owning a gun made them feel safer, and 64% of people living in a home in which someone else owns a gun felt safer"( This shows that gun owners are almost always feeling safer because they have an affective way of protecting themselves. On the other hand, people who stand for gun control do feel as though guns are not used for self defense as much as people believe. "In 2010 there were 230 "justifiable homicides" in which a private citizen used a firearm to kill a felon, compared to 8,275 criminal gun homicides (or, 36 criminal homicides for every "justifiable homicide")"( This means that people are not using firearms to protect themselves in as high of a ratio as criminals are killing citizens.

As President I would try my best to satisfy both sides of the debate. I would make back ground checks more difficult to pass and have them be a requirement for a firearm purchase. But at the same time be encouraging gun owning citizens to go through conceal and carry courses and make them more accessible. This is because gun owners will get a refresher of gun safety through the course. But they will also then be able to legally carry a firearm on their persons in person. This is turn could help lower violent crime rates. This is because criminals will be less likely to commit a crime if they know someone around may be the carrier of a firearm.