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Unformatted text preview: The President Founder’s Intentions The president would speak for the nation in terms of foreign affairs Be a more constant presence than the Congress that was often out of session Represent the nation as a whole In order to be president … (qualifications) The president must be at least 35 years old a natural-born citizen have lived in the United States at least 14 years. How he or she gets elected … Americans vote for president every four years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. That popular vote chooses delegates to the Electoral College, which actually elects the president in December. (more on this later) Time, Wage and Benefits Four years. The president cannot serve more than two terms. Yearly salary: $400,000. Includes a $50,000 expense allowance $190,000 lifetime pension Lifetime secret service Lifetime health care plan Succession Line of succession… Vice Pres. (Joe Biden) Speaker of House (Nancy Pelosi) Pres. Pro Tempore of the Senate (Robert Byrd) Sec. Of State (Hillary Clinton) Sec. Of Treasury (Tim Geithner) Sec. Of Defense (Robert Gates) If a president dies, resigns, is disabled, or is removed from office, the Vice president assumes the office. This has occurred nine times Backup qbs- 1.Tyler replaced Harrison (1841, death ) 2. Fillmore replaced Taylor. 3. Johnson replaced Lincoln. 4. Arthur replaced Garfield. 5. T. Roosevelt replaced McKinley. 6. Coolidge replaced Harding. 7. Truman replaced FDR. 8. LBJ replaced JFK. 9. Ford replaced Nixon Organization of the Constitution 3 bran che s of gov ernm ent Ar t. I Describes Leg. branch Congr essal power s 3150 words Ar t. II Describes ex. branch Ex. power 1820 words Ar t. III Describes jud. branch Jud. power s 1000 words 7 Ar ticles Ar ticle I Leg ....
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