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1 Section 1 – The President’s job description American GovernmentChapter 13The PresidencySection 1 – The President’s job descriptionpp
2 Formal Qualifications, Term & Compensation for the President Age- at least 352. Citizenship- must have been born a U.S. citizen3. U.S. Residence- must have lived in the U.S. at least 14 years4. Maximum term length- 10 years5. Annual salary- $400,0006. Annual expenses- $50,000
3 The many hats worn by the President Chief Citizen- represents the American people2. Chief of State- ceremonial head of government3. Chief of Party- leads their political party4. Chief Executive- sees that the nation’s laws are carried out
4 Hats cont. 5. Chief Administrator - heads the federal bureaucracy 6. Chief Diplomat- determines foreign policy7. Commander in Chief- commands the armed forces8. Chief Legislator- proposes laws to Congress
5 Chapter 13 Section 2 – Presidential succession and the V. P. pp
6 Order of Succession Vice-President Speaker of the House President pro tempore of the SenateSecretary of StateSecretary of the Treasury
7 How does the Constitution provide for situations when the President is disabled? 25th Amendment states that the Vice-President may temporarily take over the duties if the president so requests or if the V.P. and a majority of the Cabinet inform Congress that such a move is necessary
8 What duties are given to the V.P. by the Constitution? The V.P.’s constitutional duties are to preside over the Senate and to help decide presidential disability
9 How are V.P.’s usually selected? Chosen to balance the ticket – to improve candidates chance of winning the election.Sound Familiar?
10 How can a vacancy in the vice presidency be filled? 25th Amendment states that the President nominates a new V.P. and that nomination must be confirmed by a majority vote of both houses
11 Terms Presidential succession - the order in which lesser officials take over the duties of the presidency2. Balance the ticket- The President chooses a V.P. running mate who can strengthen his or her chances of being elected
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