Political Background Should Be Mandatory

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Political Background Should be Mandatory before being allowed to run for President
Julissa Aguirre
Lamar High School
Argumentative

Abstract
Political background should be mandatory before being allowed to run for office to avoid as many problems in the future as possible. The following pages embody key points as to why including: experience, military affairs, and international affairs. The section of experience explains why it is important for a candidate to have political experience. The following section about military affairs explains what the President does when it comes to the military and how having a political background may impact decisions. The last section contains information on foreign affairs and how a candidate
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President Ulysses S. Grant, for example, was elected into office after his success in the Civil War. After he was elected the American people hoped for an end to the turmoil but things only got worse. Because Grant had a lack of political experience, he was constantly looking to Congress for direction (whitehouse.gov). A visitor to the White House noted Grant as “a puzzled pathos, as of a man with a problem before him of which he does not understand the terms.” (whitehouse.gov). Because he depended on others, Grant became involved in what is known as “Black Friday”. Two men by the name of Jay Gould and James Fisk convinced President Grant to stop the marketing of gold, while discretely, they were both stockpiling gold. After successfully convincing Grant, both Gould and Fick earned a combined $60 million in gold (Andrew). The result of “Black Friday” affected the U.S. economy negatively for several years. Many problems can be produced under the leadership of a candidate who has not received the proper amount of political experience.
Military Affairs
The President is Commander-in-Chief of the United States armed forces. Therefore, if the President requests for the United States army to do something, they do it if possible. If a person with little political experience is given a large amount of responsibility they may abuse it. However, the Congress limits the power the President has. For example, if a President orders the army
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