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Constitutional requirements

  • Born in the United States
  • 14- year resident
  • 35 years old

Presidential compensation

  • Can not be altered during time of service

  1. $400,000 salary
  2. $100,000 for personal food, travel, and entertainment
  3. $50,000 non-taxable expense account
  4. Get to live in the White House
  5. White House staff- Chef, Butlers, Gardeners
  6. Transportation- Air Force 1, Marine 1, Presidential Limousine
  7. Presidential Retreat home in Maryland- Camp David
  8. Guest house- Blair House
  9. Medical and Dental care
  10. Secret Service protection for 10 years

10 Powers of the President

  1. Commission all military officers of the United States
  2. Make treaties with consent of the Senate
  3. Receive Ambassadors
  4. Appoint Federal Judges, Supreme Court Justices, and Ambassadors
  5. Grant pardons and reprieves
  6. Deliver State of the Union address
  7. Call either or both houses of Congress into special session
  8. Ensure laws passed by Congress are carried out
  9. Appoint heads of executive departments
  10. President chooses his cabinet- an advisory group to carry out the work of the executive branch

  • Appointing heads of executive departments and the President choosing his cabinet are the most important powers. These are the people that are going to do the work that the President can not. It is very important that these people are good at their job.

5 Most Important Traits

  1. Trust between the government and the people. This is a very important trait because the people must be able to trust the President with making executive decisions. Without trust, the people can not believe in the government.
  2. Manage a multitude of diverse, eccentric, complex personalities both within his party and across the aisle. It is important for a President to have different personalities with the people he talks to. It should be different from when he talks to other diplomats versus people of the United States.
  3. Implement smart, measurable, attainable, results-oriented and time-bound goals that the country can support. A President must have a goal for their presidency. It is something that the country should be struggling with and where they want to move in the future.
  4. Encourage dynamic conflict resolution. This is important because when it comes to negating bills, laws, and treaties a President must be a good problem solver and be able to work with other people. If they can not do this, they cant get anything done.
  5. Effective decision making across all levels of administration. A good decision maker is someone the people will love. If a President is not a good decision maker, the people will not like them and the country will go in the wrong direction.

6 Roles of the President

  1. Chief of state- The President as ceremonial head of the United States. Hosts dinners at the White House.
  2. Chief executive- Holder of the executive power of the United States. Also runs and employs people in the executive branch
  3. Chief legislator- Main author of public policy. Also enforces laws passed by congress.
  4. Chief diplomat- Main architect of American foreign policy and the nation's chief spokesperson to other countries. Everything they say and do is closely followed by other countries.
  5. Commander in chief- Top person in charge of the nation's armed forces. Direct and immediate control of the military.
  6. Chief of party- President as his or her political party. They would get other people from their part elected.


Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (also known as ISIS) is a Salafi jihadist militant group that strictly follows Sunni Islam. It claims religious, political, and military authority over all Muslims worldwide. As of December 2015 the group has control over vast territories in Iraq and Syria where it enforces Sharia law. It became known worldwide when in early 2014 it drove Iraqi government forces out of key cities in western Iraq. This almost prompted a renewal in US military action. On social media, ISIS has posted videos of beheading of civilians, journalists, and aid workers. The United Nations holds it responsible for human rights abuses and war crimes.

A President could use a few of their Presidential powers to get rid of ISIS. As Commander in Chief they could direct US military forces to go and aid the middle eastern countries. As Chief diplomat they could draft laws to restrict trade with those countries and try to disable ISIS. To be able to do these things the public must trust the President and their decision making abilities. They must make the right decision for what the people want. A President could also deliver multiple State of the Union addresses to inform the public on what is going on.