President Wanted

Ben Cady, hr.4

Roles of the President

  • Party Leader
  • Commander-in-Chief
  • Chief Executive
  • Chief of state
  • Chief Diplomat
  • Chief Legislator

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Skills Needed

1. Consensus building that involves multiple perspectives and opinions

2. Effective and Resolute Decision Making

3. The ability to create collaborative Tiger Teams

4. Encourage Dynamic Conflict Resolution

5. Make it easy for us to see what really goes on in government.

6. Be able to communicate a clear and inspiring vision to the country

7. Have the aptitude to handle and manage the affects of constant, complex change and innovation

8. Communicate a message of motivation that gives confidence to a fatigued nation

9. Trust between the government and the people

10. Cross party lines and negotiate terms of his presidency

11. Implement smart, measurable, attainable, results-oriented and time-bound goals that the country can support

12. Manage a multitude of diverse, eccentric, complex personalities both within his party and across the aisle

13. Be a one-of-kind, amazing level 5 leader

Constitutional Powers of the President

1. Be commander in chief of the Army and Navy when called into service.

2. Require the opinion of the principal officer in each executive department.

3. Have power to grand reprieves and pardons.

4. Make treaties.

5. Nominate and appoint ambassadors, judges of the Supreme Court and all other officers of the United States.

6. Fill up all vacancies during the recess of the Senate.

7. Give to Congress information of the state of the union.

8. Recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.

9. On extraordinary occasions convene both Houses, or either of them.

10. Receive ambassadors and other public ministers.

11. Take care that the laws be faithfully executed.

12. Commission all the officers of the United States.


In my opinion, the power to nominate and appoint ambassadors, judges of the Supreme Court and all other officers of the United States is the most important power. It lets him appoint someone with the same view who can help out his platform after his term is over.

Qualifications

1. Natural-born citizen

2. At least 35 years old

3. 14 years of U.S. residency

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