The Presidency

Term of Office:
Elected by the people, through the electoral college, to a four- year term; limited to two terms.

$200,000 plus $50,000 allowance for expenses, and up to $100,000 tax-free for travel and official entertainment.

January 20, following the November general election.

Native-born American citizen, at least 35 years old and at least 14 years a resident of the United States.

Chief Duty:
To protect the Constitution and enforce the laws made by the Congress.

Other Powers:
To recommend legislation to the Congress; to call special sessions of the Congress; to deliver messages to the Congress; to veto bills; to appoint federal judges; to appoint heads of federal departments and agencies and other principal federal officials; to appoint representatives to foreign countries; to carry on official business with foreign nations; to exercise the function of commander-in-chief of the armed forces; to grant pardons for offenses against the United States.