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The President and Vice President

American GovernmentSlide2


According to Article II Section 1 of the Constitution, the

formal requirements

to become president are

You must be a natural-born citizen of the U.S.

You must be at least 35 years old

You must have been a resident of the U.S. for at least 14 years before taking office

These same requirements apply to the Vice President.Slide3

Informal Requirements

Here are some of the

informal requirements

to become



Previous governmental experience

Previous Senator, Representative, Governor etc.

Access to large amounts of money

A more moderate political disposition

Mostly middle class, protestantSlide4

Salary and Benefits

Salary: $400,000

Travel Allowance: $100,000 (for official duties only)

Salary can not be changed during a presidents term.


Air Force One, other planes, helicopters, and limos for transportationSlide5

Salary and Benefits


The president receives free health care

Lives in the White House

Has a cooking staff and domestic staff

Receives $148,000 a year for retirement


s given free office space

Free mailing services

Up to $96,000 a year for office helpSlide8

Roles of the President



is the

Commander in Chief

of the military

This means that the


is in supreme command of a country’s armed forces



is in charge of war and peacetime strategies of the armed


Another one

of the main roles of the p


is as the country’s

Chief of State

This means the


represents the nation and performs many ceremonial roles

I.E. visiting kings and queens, and other heads of governmentSlide9

Roles of the President

The president is also the nation’s




president is responsible for executing the

laws that are passed by


The president may go as far as even using the military in order to enforce laws passed by Congress and rulings handed down by the Supreme Court

Presidents are also considered to be the

Chief of Party

As a party

leader, presidents

are involved in a system called patronage


is the

power to


those who supported the president during the election to political office

This can also be known as the

spoils system

or is termed as

riding the presidential coattailsSlide10

Roles of the President


Chief Administrator,

the president runs and directs the 2-7 million government officials that work within the executive departments of the bureaucracy

This includes the 15 secretary departments, organizations such as the FBI and CIA, along with various other governmental agencies

The presidents role as

Chief Citizen

means that the president represents all people within the country


Chief Diplomat

, the president is responsible for setting foreign policy

It is in this role where the president:

Appoints ambassadors

Directs the Department of State

Dictates how we will deal with foreign countries

Makes Executive Agreements with foreign heads of state

Recognizes foreign countries

Roles of the PresidentSlide11

Roles of the President



is the

Chief Legislator

The President plays the role of trying to influence the laws that will be passed by


The president can also use the bully pulpit to suggest, request, insist or demand legislation

The president also lobbies and campaigns for certain bills to be


The president also officially signs laws into affect

When the president signs these laws in affect, he also releases a

signing statement

, or an official recognition of the bill be signed into lawSlide12



Presidential succession

was established by the





Vice President

Speaker of the House

President pro tempore

Secretary of State

Secretary of Treasury

Secretary of Defense

Attorney General

Secretary of the Interior

Secretary of AgricultureSlide13

Vice President

The Vice President is the president of the Senate.

Vice Presidents have very little if no authority at all.

Other than Senate duties, vice


residents are only involved as much as the resident wants them to be involved.

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