Presidency

By Drew Scites and Jack Schulze

Qualifications to be the United States president

No person except a natural born citizen or a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of this constitution shall be eligible to the office of president. Neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of 35 years old and been 14 years a resident within the United States. No person shall be elected to the office of the president more than twice and no person who has held the office of president or acted as president for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected president shall be elected to the office of the president more than once.

Salary, benefits and perks of being president

Salary: 400,000 dollars a year

Benefits: free transportation in the presidential limo,marine one, and Air Force one. Free housing in the White House. When a president leaves the White House he still receives 200,000 a year, free health care, paid official travel and an office.

Perks: the White House, personal staff, south lawn amenities, Blair house, ground transportation services, security and advance team, camp David, Air Force one and marine one, salary and retirement perks.

Ten constitutional powers

Executive:

Appointment and removal of power

Budgeting

Law enforcement

Clemency

Legislative:

Veto

Legislative proposals

Executive orders

Emergency powers

Diplomatic:

foreign affairs

Treaty powers

Judicial:

Executive agreements

Recognition and appointment powers

Most important power

We believe that foreign affairs and treaty powers are both equally important. We believe this be cuss without foreign affairs we would not be able to get other goods and services from other countries that we cannot produce. We believe treaty powers is important because without allies no country would be there for us in time of need and we believe not one country can do anything by themselves.

Five leadership qualities

Motivation- with out a president that is motivated how this country get stuff done? No laws would be passed, problems would be postponed. A motivated president would want to solve conflict and help America in any way possible.

Trust- trust is one of the most biggest things in leaders, if people don't trust you to make good decisions or you don't trust yourself as president then the president could end up making the wrong decision and people need to trust that they president is doing the right thing.

Goals- a president must have goals for the country, goals go with motivation if a president is setting goals for the country then he is motivated to make this goals happen.

Conflict resolution- as people of America we want a peaceful place to live in, if that conflict is inside or outside our country the president should want to make the world a peaceful place.

Decision making- a president should have good decision making that he is not only happy with but the majority of the public is too, the president should make decisions thinking about how it will positively affect the people.

Roles of the president

Party leader- president helps members of his political party get elected or appointed to office

Commander in chief- the president is the commander in chief of the U.S. Armed forces

Chief Executive- empowered to administer the laws and affairs of the nation

Chief of state- to represent the United States at public events

Chief diplomat- interacting with leaders from other nations

Chief legislator- though the president cannot make laws he can voice his own ideas and opinions to congress while they draft legislation

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As role of the president, how we would try to fix the Job Crisis.

If I was the President of the United States, I would use my power to handle and control many situations that are plaguing our country. One of these issues that I think is very important and needs addressing is the unemployment rate in our country. Our unemployment rate, although low compared to prior years, could still be addressed and lowered so that unemployment would be a thing of the past. The unemployment rate in America is currently 5.5%, which is around 17 million people. Unemployment in America affects everyone, not just those without jobs. Unemployment affects those who work hard and now have to pay taxes to help provide goods and services to the jobless, it affects the economy of the United States, and it also affects the families of those without jobs.

I think this problem needs to be fixed immediately because it gives our nation a bad reputation, it weakens our country, and it affects Americans of all sorts. Unemployment is so high because of the economic recession that our country faced in the late 2000’s. However, that recession is now over, but the unemployment rate still remains high. With a more stable economy than we once had, the next issue that needs to be fixed is the job crisis.



2. In order to tackle the job crisis I would utilize the constitutional powers that are granted to me, the implied powers I have, and my leadership powers to ensure that Americans everywhere have jobs. One way I would make use of my constitutional powers is I would appoint my own staff and I would surround myself with those who believed in the same things as me and those who also wanted to solve the job crisis. This way, if I wanted to pass a bill that would help solve the crisis, my court and peers would help me do so. I would also use my vetoing powers to my advantage. If I came across a bill that halted my process of fixing the job crisis, I would veto it so that it wouldn’t get passed. In order to solve this issue I would only pass bills and laws that had something to do with getting Americans more jobs and more opportunities to get jobs. I would use my leadership abilities to encourage companies, common people, and governments to address this problem more and to help out their fellow Americans by creating more job oppurtunities. I would make this issue my top priority and tackle it head-on. One last thing I would do to solve this problem is create government programs to get the jobless jobs immediately.