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What are the formal qualifications to be president?
35 years old, live in the US for at least 14 years, natural-born citizen
the power of the president to refuse to release information to Congress or a court
Department established in the 1930's to help the president carry out his duties
Executive Office of the President
Informal qualifications to be president
well-educated, male, belonging to Christian denomination, some military experience
What can a president do that does not need congressional approval?
signing statements, executive orders, executive agreements
Quote from the JFK inaugural speech
"Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."
the role the president plays when acting as the symbolic figurehead of the United States
chief of state
Informal powers of the president
leader of the military, chief of state, chief executive, foreign policy leader
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