Most Powerful Person in the World!

Help Wanted: 45th President of the USA (2016-2020)

Chief Executive

-In charge of 15 cabinet departments

- Responsible for nation's laws

- Boss of approximately 3 million federal workers

- Puts executive orders in place

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Chief Diplomat

- Direct foreign policy

- Makes key decisions about how the US interacts with other countries

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Commander-in- Chief

- The Constitution makes the president the Commander- in- chief of the Armed Forces of the US

- The president is in charge of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard

- Only the president orders American soldiers into battle

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Legislative Leader

- President must sign bills into law

- Veto power

- President has a legislative program

- Legislative agenda is given to Congress in the annual State of Union Address

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Head of State

-Ceremonial role: represents America at special occasions and ceremonies
-The president acts as a living symbol of the US
-Visits other nations leaders, hands medals to national heroes
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Economic Leader

-Every president’s goal is to help the country’s economy prosper
-The president deals with several economic issues: unemployment rates, inflation, high taxes
-Plans the federal government’s budget every year
-President meets with budget officials to decide which programs should be cut back or supported
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Party Leader

-The president is viewed as the leader of his/her political party
-Selects party’s national chairperson
-Helps the party raise money and funds
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-The US Constitution only lists 3 qualifications
-Must be 35 yrs old
-Native- born American citizen
-Must have lived in the US for at least 14 years
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Terms of Office and Perks

-President serves 4 year terms
-Originally, the Constitution placed no limits on how many terms a president could serve
22nd Amendment
-Officially limits each president to 2 terms

-$400,00 yr
-Extra money for expenses and travel
-Use of Camp David and a fleet of special cars, helicopters, and airplanes

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