Presidential Benefits and Perks
Mr. Palmer / Civics
Journal
Would you want to be the President of
the United States?
Explain why or why not (8 minutes)
Salary
• $400,000 per year
– Rarely have to touch their salary
• $50,000 expense allowance
• $100,000 travel account
• $19...
The White House
• 132 room mansion with 35 bathrooms on an 18.3
acre estate
• 6 levels total
• Includes: personal movie-sc...
Personal Staff
• Includes 400-500 people
– Executive chef plus four sous-chefs
– Executive pastry chef
– Six butlers
– Six...
Personal Staff (continued)
• Physician to the President
– Head of the President’s medical unit
• Supervises:
– Five milita...
Camp David
• President’s vacation home
• 70 miles away from Washington, D.C.
• Includes: heated swimming pool, skeet range...
Air Force One
• Official air traffic control call sign of any US Air Force
aircraft carrying the President of the United S...
Marine One
• Official air traffic control call sign of any US
Marine Corps aircraft carrying the President of
the United S...
Secret Service
• Responsible for preventing counterfeiting, theft and major
fraud
• More famously known for protecting Ame...
Retirement Perks
• $200,000 salary per year
• Paid staff and office space ($150,000/year)
• Allowance for travel expenses ...
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  • 1. Presidential Benefits and Perks Mr. Palmer / Civics
  • 2. Journal Would you want to be the President of the United States? Explain why or why not (8 minutes)
  • 3. Salary • $400,000 per year – Rarely have to touch their salary • $50,000 expense allowance • $100,000 travel account • $19,000 allotted for official entertaining
  • 4. The White House • 132 room mansion with 35 bathrooms on an 18.3 acre estate • 6 levels total • Includes: personal movie-screening room, bowling alley, swimming pool, tennis court, basketball court, putting green, track, and a beehive • Was burned down in the War of 1812 and had to be rebuilt
  • 5. Personal Staff • Includes 400-500 people – Executive chef plus four sous-chefs – Executive pastry chef – Six butlers – Six carpenters – Five electricians – Thirty gardeners – Eleven engineers – A tailor – Chief floral designer plus four assistant designers ($252,000/year)
  • 6. Personal Staff (continued) • Physician to the President – Head of the President’s medical unit • Supervises: – Five military physicians – Five nurses – Five physician assistants – Three medics • Dentists and other healthcare specialists readily available
  • 7. Camp David • President’s vacation home • 70 miles away from Washington, D.C. • Includes: heated swimming pool, skeet range, tennis courts, and 150 Navy personnel • Extremely secure, closed to the public
  • 8. Air Force One • Official air traffic control call sign of any US Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States • 1953 incident: Lockheed Constellation named Columbine II carrying President Eisenhower • First President to fly in a plane was Theodore Roosevelt • Since then, numerous planes have been used as the official Air Force One
  • 9. Marine One • Official air traffic control call sign of any US Marine Corps aircraft carrying the President of the United States • Usually refers to helicopter operated by Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 (Nighthawks) • A Marine Corps aircraft carrying the Vice President has the call sign of Marine Two
  • 10. Secret Service • Responsible for preventing counterfeiting, theft and major fraud • More famously known for protecting American leaders and their families • The Presidential Advance Team – The most complex, expensive and thorough advance unit in the world – Provides security for the President’s motorcade and most importantly, the President – President receives 500 death threats a month
  • 11. Retirement Perks • $200,000 salary per year • Paid staff and office space ($150,000/year) • Allowance for travel expenses ($1,000,000/year) • Allowed to receive medical treatment at military hospitals • Secret service for ten years after they leave office – Presidents who entered office prior to 1997 get Secret Service for the rest of their lives (including their families) • Finally, when they die, they get a state funeral