What does the president do?

The Constitution explicitly assigns to the president the power to sign or veto legislation, command the armed forces, ask for the written opinion of his cabinet, convene or adjourn Congress, grant reprieves and pardons, and receive ambassadors. With the approval of two-thirds and one-half of the house of repersentitives and the senate respectively, the president may make treaties and appoint supreme court judges and some executive branch officers, and if there is a Senate recess, he makes temporary fixes.

Required Skills

To be president one has to fulfill three requirements:

- A born citizen of the United states                                                                                                   -Over 35 Years of age and a                                                                                                                  -Resident of the United states for at least 14 years.

However, despite the broad requirements, being a president isn't for anyone. I find seven skills are vital:

1. Leadership                                                                                                                                            2.  Vision. They have to have a plan as to where the country is going, and never lose sight of it.                                                                                                                                                            3. Charisma. A great leader has to have the ability to influence those around them.              4. Perseverance. Setbacks are temporary, One has to address them and press forward.            5. Strong Mental Game. A national leader must have a strong mind and incredible stamina to synthesize, process, and understand the vast amount of information coming in daily.                                                                                                                                                     6. Pragmatism. A leader must be willing to make tough decisions, decisions that not everyone will like. He or she must put the total good of the people above the good of donors and a vocal minority. He or she must realize there are good things that cannot be done, given priorities and resources.

In this political ad, Nixon's team promises to end the Vietnam War.

Educational Requirements

While you only have to meet the three requirements above to become president, most presidents went into law school, prior to becoming anything political.

Law Graduates usually go through an undergraduate program , majoring or minoring in political science, or English, and from there apply to law school.

Harvard is a world renowned law school, and offers all these classes.


The president makes $400,000, however its only 46% percent of his total earnings.

A first Lady/ Man earns a total of $10,000 a year.

This jobs job security is indefinite, but highly competitive, seeing as there is only one president at a time, and only 44 since the formation of the United States Constitution in 1789.  Seemingly so, this jobs future is going to be around as long as this country is.

Bill Clinton, mid 90's, "listening."

When your president not only do you have power and prestige, but you become one of the most influential people in the world. But for a short list, the president has access to the white house, air force 1, thee presidential limo, the white house, and a bunch of other perks. They're even exempt from paying taxes.

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