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The President’s Way

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You may or may not always agree with their policies or decisions, but someone has to make the tough decisions. The president is an important person and has the weight of the country (if not the world) resting on their shoulders. Let’s take a look at the presidents past and present.

President Obama Speaking with Flags of USA at the Back The United States of America has had 44 presidents as of 2008. They have all been men of different backgrounds, personalities and policies. If you tend to get angry with a presidential decision and believe (at the time) that they must just hire anyone to do this job, you’d be mistaken. The job of president does have some qualifications that must be followed.

Aerial View of the White House

First of all the person must be at least 35 years-old, an American citizen and have lived in the US for at least 14 years. Yes, technically that doesn’t sound like a lot, but take into consideration the magnitude of this job and what it entails. To be president you have to be highly educated, have the ability to listen and reason, look at all sides of the problem, then clearly and concisely make a decision, then be able to back it up later, if need be. Not to mention all the speeches, public appearances and living your life under a public-microscope – not easy.

Running People with the Flag of USA However, even though the president does have a tough job, the house he and his family get to live in is gorgeous! This opulent pad has 4 floors divided into wings and 132 rooms in total. This includes; 35 bathrooms, 412 doors,147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases and 3 elevators. Its formal dining room is big enough to host a dinner party of 140 guests. Not too shabby, but I wouldn’t want to clean it.

Portrait Image of President George Washington

Everyone knows George Washington was the first president to take office way back in 1789, but do we really ever pay attention to the presidents that barely got started in office? Take President William Henry Harrison. He was the 9th president and only lasted for a month in office. Why? Because his inaugural speech ran 105 minutes (the longest ever) and since he wasn’t wearing a hat on this blustery cold day, he caught a cold which then lead to pneumonia, which is what killed him.

Barack Obama Having a SpeechOut of all the presidents that have come and go, the world applauded when the 44th president was elected in 2009. Barack Obama stood proudly and humbly as he was the first ever African-American to be elected this prestigious title. President Obama not only became head of the United States, nine months later he won the Nobel Peace Prize and is now serving his second term in office.

The job of the president may be prestigious, but it comes with a country (and world) full of problems and decisions to be made. We may not always agree with them, but the job they’re doing is not always easy.
“In the matters of style, swim with the current; in the matters of principle, stand like a rock…” Thomas Jefferson.

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  1. Scarette Johansen January 7, 2014 at 3:54 am

    For some, being the president of the United States of America is probably the best job in the world. For me, it is the most risky. Generally, it’s not an easy job to perform as you must serve the country and its people the right way. Citizens are the ones deciding if the person is capable of doing the duties and obligations to the country. USA is one of the most powerful countries in the world. Therefore, the country must have a wise leader. In line with this, kids must know as early as now something about the presidency.

    • Jim Pattersen January 8, 2014 at 11:40 am

      Choosing your preferred presidential candidate must also apply to his or her running mate because should anything happen to your preferred president during the next five years, the running mate will automatically become president for the remainder of the term.

  2. Renee Zillweggar January 8, 2014 at 11:26 am

    There are many people who want to be president. Each of these people have their own ideas about how our government should work.

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