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The power of the Executive Branch of the government is given to a President The Constitution grants this power in Article II Section 1 Clause 1 which states The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America The Constitution also outlines qualifications to hold the office These include the person must be a natural-born citizen must be 35 years of age and have lived in the United States for fourteen years Also included in Article II are specifications for term and pay It was originally set that a President may only serve for four years but is eligible for reelection However in 1951 Congress passed an amendment that limits the number of terms to two The Presidents salary is outlined in Article II Section 1 Clause 7 as saying that the pay shall be set by Congress and cannot be increased or decreased during a termThe President has many roles he must fill as leader of the free world His roles include Chief of State Chi ef Executive Chief Administrator Chief Diplomat Commander in Chief Chief Legislator Party Chief and Chief Citizen However none of these powers can be performed in isolation The way the President performs these roles effects the ways he performs the other roles he hasWhen the Constitution was first written there was no provision of succession for the President to the Vice President Instead Article II Section I Clause 6 states that the powers and duties shall devolve on the Vice President To fix this hole in the Constitution the 25th Amendment was adopted in 1967 It states In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation the Vice President shall become President For nearly 180 years the Constitution also lacked a Presidential Disability clause This was also corrected in the 25th Amendment in Sections 3 and 4As the framers constructed the Constitution the original use of the
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