By Chris Kallberg and Ian Shae
2. 35 years or older
3. Has to be a resident for at least 14 years
$400,000 a year
$50,000 annual expense account
$100,000 non taxable travel account
$19,000 for entertainment
Perks and Benefits
- Live in the White House ( 135 Rooms and 32 Bathrooms) and the Blair House, which is bigger than the White House (119 Rooms and 35 Bathrooms)
- Executive Chief, Pastry Chief
- Social Secretary
- Physician for you
- Tennis court, Full Basketball court
- Your own Bee Hive
- Your the President of the U.S.
- Your own limo
Your Powers as President
- Commander and Chief of the Army, Navy, and the Militia (Executive)
- Requires the opinion of the principal officer in each executive apartment (Executive)
- Power to grant reprieves and pardons (Judicial)
- Make treaties (Diplomatic)
- Nominate and appoint ambassadors, judges of the supreme court, and all other officers of the united states (Executive)
- Fill up vacancies during the recess of the senate (Executive)
- Give to congress information of the state of the union (Diplomatic)
- Recommend to there consideration such measures as he so judges necessary and expedient (Judicial)
- On extraordinary occasions convene both houses, or either of them (Executive)
- Receive ambassadors and other public ministers (Diplomatic)
Qualities for the Job
- Make high stake situations easy
- Have a vision that the people can relate to
- Motivate the nation when it is in times of need
- Trust people within your government
- Negotiate with opposite party
Roles of the President
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.
1. To what political party does the current president belong? Democratic.
2. In what ways can a sitting president work on behalf of his party? Compromise with the opposite party
3. In what ways can the president's party continue to work on his behalf? Earn spots in senate and house of congress.
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.
1. What is the benefit of having a civilian who is an elected public official as the commander-inchief? They dont have too much power and can't be swayed by feelings
2. What might be some of the drawbacks? Might not understand all things within the military.
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.
1. Which recent executive orders have impacted the state of the nation? Gun control.
2. What article in the Constitution grants the president executive power? Article 2
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.
1. When has a president visited U.S. cities in distress? Katrina when the hurricane hit.
2. How would a president play the role of chief of state during wartime? Making key decion of whether to join a conflict
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.
1. Which foreign leaders has the president recently hosted at the White House?Sierra leone Which nations has the president recently visited? France What have been the motivating reasons for these visits? Recent terror attacks
2. Which countries have been traditional allies of the United States? canada, england. Do these friendly relationships remain strong today? Yes
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.
1. Name one controversial piece of legislation that the president has pushed through Congress. Health Care2. How has the president pushed his plan for healthcare? Executive order