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The President and Vice President. Mr. Folkersma Civics Sault Area High School. The Office of the President. Head of the Executive Branch One of the most powerful and important jobs in the world. Characteristics of Presidents. All but one have been white males.

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the president and vice president

The President and Vice President

Mr. Folkersma

Civics

Sault Area High School

the office of the president
The Office of the President
  • Head of the Executive Branch
  • One of the most powerful and important jobs in the world.
characteristics of presidents
Characteristics of Presidents
  • All but one have been white males.
  • Most have won elections before.
  • Most have college degrees.
  • Many have been lawyers.
  • Most grew up states with large populations.
presidential elections
Presidential Elections
  • Take place every four years
    • 2000, 2004, 2008……
  • Electoral College, not a direct popular election decides the election.
electoral college system
Electoral College System
  • Each state has an many electoral votes as the total of its U.S. senators and representatives.
  • Winner-take-all system
  • 538 total electors
  • 270 to win an election
    • Goes to the House of Representatives to decide if no one receives 270 electors
term of office
Term of Office
  • Four year term
    • Limited to two elected terms in office
    • or Maximum of 10 years
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected to 4 terms
requirements
Requirements
  • Must be at least 35 years of age.
  • Must be a natural born U.S. citizen.
  • Must have lived in the United States for 14 years.
salary and benefits
Salary and Benefits
  • Salary is set at $400,000
    • Plus money for expenses and travel.
  • Lives in the White House
    • Domestic staff of more than 80 people takes care of the family
  • Camp David
  • Fleet of special cars, helicopters, and airplanes, including Air Force One.
the vice president
The Vice President
  • Qualifications are the same as the President.
  • Presides over the Senate
    • Votes in case of a tie.
  • First in succession if the president dies, is removed from office, falls seriously ill, or resigns.
presidential succession
Presidential Succession
  • The office of president has an established order of succession. (18 total)
    • Vice President
    • Speaker of the House
    • President pro tempore of the Senate
    • Secretary of State
    • Secretary of Treasury
    • Secretary of Defense
    • Attorney General