Qualifications Must be 35 years of age Must have lived in the United States for a minimum of 14 years Must have been born in the United States Elected for a four year term (2 term limit)
Salary Congress determines the President’s salary Cannot be changed during a presidential term First pay set at $25,000 $400,000 $50,000 expense allowance
Benefits The President gets to live in 132 room mansion, which is the White House. Has many offices and personal staff, Use of Air Force One, helicopters, cars, Full retirement with benefits
Roles of President Chief of State-The President is chief of state. This means he is the ceremonial head of the government of the United States, the symbol of all the people of the nation. Commander in Chief-The Constitution makes the President the commander in chief, giving him or her complete control of the nation’s armed forces. The President decides where troops shall be stationed, where ships shall me sent, and how weapons shall be used. Chief Diplomat-The president decides what American diplomats and ambassadors shall say to foreign governments. With the help of advisers, the president makes the foreign policy of the United States. Chief Executive-The president is "boss" for millions of government workers in the Executive Branch, deciding how the laws of the United States are to be enforced and choosing officials and advisers to help run the Executive Branch.
Roles of President Cont’d Chief Legislator-Only Congress has the actual power to make laws. But the Constitution gives the president power to influence Congress in its lawmaking. Presidents may urge Congress to pass new laws or veto bills that they do not favor. Chief of Party-In this role, the president helps members of his political party get elected or appointed to office. The president campaigns for those members who have supported his policies. At the end of a term the president may campaign for reelection. Chief Guardian of the Economy-In this role, the president is concerned with such things as unemployment, high prices, taxes, business profits, and the general prosperity of the country. The president does not control the economy, but is expected to help it run smoothly.
Vice President Same qualifications as president 25th Amendment (temporary replaces the President, if necessary) If the president– dies, resigns, or is removed, vice president takes over
White House The White House is the official home and principal workplace of the President. Built in 1800 of white-painted Aquia sandstone in the late Georgian style, it has been the executive residence of every U.S. President since John Adams. http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/interactive-tour
West Wing The President’s closest advisors work in the West Wing of the White House. -Vice President -Chief of Staff -Special Assistants -Press Secretary -Deputy Chief -Communications Director -Legislative Affairs
Executive Branch The power of the Executive Branch is vested in the President of the United States, Main Duty=Enforce Laws Includes: -The President -The Vice President -President’s Cabinet
Legislative Branch The Legislative Branch consists of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Constitution grants Congress the sole authority to enact legislation and declare war, the right to confirm or reject many Presidential appointments, and substantial investigative powers.
Judicial Branch Where the Executive and Legislative branches are elected by the people. Members of the Judicial Branch are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.