THE
PRESIDENCY
WHO CAN BE PRESIDENT?
 Natural born citizen
 At least 35 years old
 JFK (youngest elected);
TR (youngest to serve);
Rea...
THE PRESIDENT’S TERM
 Four year s, with an option for four more
 Not codified until 1951…Why? (22 nd Amendment)
 George...
HOW’S THE PAY?
 $400,000/year with $50,000 a year expense
 Perks:
WHAT DOES THE PRESIDENT DO?
CHIEF OF STATE
 “personal embodiment and representative of their dignity and
majesty” – W. H. Taft
http://www.youtube.com...
CHIEF EXECUTIVE/
CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR
 Leader of the executive branch
 What does this include?

 2.7 million employees
...
CHIEF DIPLOMAT
 Architect of foreign policy
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF
 Leads the armed forces
 Why has the president’s power in this realm grown?
CHIEF LEGISLATOR
 Sets the public policy agenda
 CANNOT write laws
 Suggests, initiates, insists and demands from Congr...
NON-CONSTITUTIONAL ROLES
Chief of Party
Chief Citizen
 “place of moral leadership” -- FDR
THE BULLY PULPIT
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  1. 1. THE PRESIDENCY
  2. 2. WHO CAN BE PRESIDENT?  Natural born citizen  At least 35 years old  JFK (youngest elected); TR (youngest to serve); Reagan (oldest elected)  14 years a resident of US Informal Qualifications
  3. 3. THE PRESIDENT’S TERM  Four year s, with an option for four more  Not codified until 1951…Why? (22 nd Amendment)  George Washington’s precedent  Should the 22 nd Amendment be repealed?  Would a single, 6 year term be better?
  4. 4. HOW’S THE PAY?  $400,000/year with $50,000 a year expense  Perks:
  5. 5. WHAT DOES THE PRESIDENT DO?
  6. 6. CHIEF OF STATE  “personal embodiment and representative of their dignity and majesty” – W. H. Taft http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXuxCqPKflo (Bush throws first pitch_
  7. 7. CHIEF EXECUTIVE/ CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR  Leader of the executive branch  What does this include?  2.7 million employees  $2.5 trillion budget
  8. 8. CHIEF DIPLOMAT  Architect of foreign policy
  9. 9. COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF  Leads the armed forces  Why has the president’s power in this realm grown?
  10. 10. CHIEF LEGISLATOR  Sets the public policy agenda  CANNOT write laws  Suggests, initiates, insists and demands from Congress
  11. 11. NON-CONSTITUTIONAL ROLES Chief of Party Chief Citizen  “place of moral leadership” -- FDR
  12. 12. THE BULLY PULPIT

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