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qualifications for the president

natural born U.S citizen, at least 35 years of age, resident of the U.S for 14 years

qualifications for the vice president

same as president qualifications

informal qualities for the president

experience in government, political alliances (mainly former senators and governors), money

how long is a presidents term

four years

how many terms can a president be in office based on the 22 amendment

two years

how much does the president make a year


how much does the president receive a year for travel allowance


personal qualities of a president

come from middle class, white male (times are changing)

who nominates the vice president


if the president dies who takes over

vice president

presidential succession

vice president, speaker of the house, president pro tempore of senate, secretary of senate

what is the presidential disability

vice president assumes duties if president cannot perform them

two duties of vice president

serves as president of senate and votes in event of a tie, assumes duties of president if needed

what duties can the president assign to the vice president

represent president overseas, attend ceremonial functions, serving diplomatic role, visit with heads of senate, serve on security council

commander in chief

presidents can back up their foreign-policy decisions with military force when needed

commander in chief examples

power to make war, responsible for key military decisions

head of state

the president represents the nation and performs many ceremonial roles

head of state examples

lighting national christmas tree, giving awards and medals, hosts queen/king

chief diplomat

the president directs the foreign policy of the united states, making key decisions about the relations the united states has with other countries in the world

chief diplomat examples

makes treaties, makes executive government agreements

chief executive

the president sees that the laws of congress are carried out

chief executive examples

appoints all federal judges and justices of the supreme court, controls money, makes final decisions

chief legislator

the president describes a legislative program in the annual state of the union message to congress which calls attention to the president's ideas about how to solve key problems facing the country

chief legislator examples

hand out political favors, veto power, make/propose own bills

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