Requirements of Becoming President

By: Patrick Meagher and Ryan Trapp

Constitutional Requirements

Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 states that I someone were wanna become president of the United States he/she must be a born citizen of the United States, be at least 35 years old and must be a resident of at least 14 years in the United States.

Benefits, Salary, Perks of Begin President

The salary of the President of the United States is 400,000 dollars a year. Once the term of the President is over he/she get an annual salary of 200,000 a years with benefits such as, health care and paid office travel. During a presidents term they live in the white house which alone is a huge perk. He/she have a movie theater, pool, tennis court, gym all the things that a person needs, in on house.

10 Constitutional Powers of the President

1. He/She is the Chief of State which requires the president to give an annual speech to congress and to the people of the United States.

2. He/She is the Commander in Chief which grants him power over the Army, Navy and the militia of the states.

3.He has the power to grant and reprieve powers.

4. He is required to commission all officers of the United States.

5. They are in charge of making sure the laws are faithfully executed.

6. Making treaties between countries at war and or not.

7. Nominate judges of the supreme court, and appoint leadership roles in congress.

8.Chief Executive which means thy are required that government programs are carried out.

9. They are the Party Leader of the United States.

10. Chief Agenda Setter

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Categorizing Powers


They are in charge of sign or veto bills, command the military, grant pardons and receive ambassadors.


Making Treaties between countries

Judicial Powers

They appoint public officials and nominate Federal Judges.

I believe that the most important power is the Executive power because that branch of the government creates bill and either pass or veto them. If no one were to make laws and bills the world would be chaotic and would eventually fall apart. Also that government powers takes charge in the military. Which is important because if we were to go to war we need someone to be adle to command our army.

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Leadership Quality of a President

  • Effective and resolute decision making from all levels of his/her administration.

  • Encourage dynamic conflict resolution.

  • Be able to communicate a clear and inspiring vision to his administration and the country.

  • The aptitude to handle and manage the effects of constant, complex change and innovation.

  • Establish well founded trust between the government and the people.

Roles of the President

  • Chief of state: this role requires the president to be an inspiring example of the American people. Examples include, greeting visitors the the White House, making a patriotic speech on the 4th of July, declaring holidays, etc.

  • Chief executive: the president is the “boss” of millions of government workers in the executive branch. He is in charge of how the laws of the US should be enforced and chooses officials and advisors on how the executive branch should be run. For example, the president has a lot of influence over what government officials jobs may be and he gets to decided who may work where I'm the executive branch.

  • Chief administrator: President is in charge of discussing with congress how the 2.5 trillion dollar budget should be spent each year. For instance, the president has mandatory spending that he and congress must do. Then congress and the president can deliberate on what they want to spend the rest of their yearly budget.

  • Chief diplomat: the president is the main spokesperson for representing the U.S. to the rest of the world. The president acts as a peacemaker and arbiter between countries to resolve conflict or to create allies.

  • Chief legislature: sets public policy and through the rest of the Union, takes requests, advises, suggests and demands legislation. The president passes bills, vetoes bills, proposes bills, makes executive orders, etc.

  • Commander in chief: directs military and controls military arsenal such as tanks, aircraft, and ships. He cannot declare war but can station, recall and move troops or propose advancing in or withdrawing from a war.

Current Issue with Gun Control

The current issue with control today is that they are to lenient on who can buy guns. Yes, the second amendment says that we have the right to bear arms and we believe that everyone has that right but we should limit who has that right. In today society a lot of gun shooting have been happening and people are getting freaked out who can own and buy a gun. There have been many shooting throughout the U.S involving guns and many people get hurt.

What we want to do is limit who can buy a gun such as, someone who has had a past criminal history but a major criminal history and or a disability. There have been to many accident and or violent actions. We have had school shootings, highway shooting and even threats to people individual with guns. We need to stand up and force a more powerful law no getting rid of guns completely but limiting just who can buy them.