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4 formal and informal qualifications for president


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Formal and Informal Qualifications for President

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4 formal and informal qualifications for president

  1. 1. Unit IV Lesson 4 The Formal and Informal Qualifications for U.S. President
  2. 2. Essential Question: • What are the institutions and policy-making processes of the national government? • What are the links between the branches of the national government, political parties, interest groups, public opinion, the media, and state and local governments?
  3. 3. Qualifications
  4. 4. Formal “Constitutional” Qualifications an Individual Must Meet In Order to Run for U.S. President:
  5. 5. 1) Must be at least 35 years old Mr. Sea 1981 1980
  6. 6. 2) Must be a Natural-born Citizen “No Person Except a Natural Born Citizen…” “Naturalized” “Natural Born Citizen”
  7. 7. “Natural Born Citizen”
  8. 8. There is still one more formal requirement to be President… 35 Years Old Natural Born Citizen
  9. 9. 3) Must have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years “14 Years a Resident Within These United States” “Natural Born Citizen” Jefferson
  10. 10. That’s it! There aren’t may formal requirements to be President! It seems like almost ANYONE can do it! 35 14
  11. 11. Mr. Sea
  12. 12. Informal (NOT found in the Constitution) qualifications that typically help an individual get elected:
  13. 13. *Money- In 2012 the Obama campaign spent 1.2 BILLION DOLLARS to re-elect the President. A candidate will need a vast fortune before declaring his candidacy and also the ability to raise large sums of money during a campaign $141,000 $400,000 “Donors” “Campaign Funds”
  14. 14. *Political Experience- Every President in the last 100 years (with ONE exception) was either a Senator, Governor, or Vice-President prior to entering the White House 44 43 42 41
  15. 15. 34 President Dwight D Eisenhower General Eisenhower
  16. 16. What other INFORMAL characteristics do most presidential candidates usually have?
  17. 17. Good Speaker Political Party Tall/Good Looking Family Christian Hair!
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  19. 19. The formal Constitutional qualifications for president include all of the following EXCEPT: A.Residence in the U.S. for at least 14 years B.Be a member of a political party C.Be a natural-born citizen D.Be at least 35 years old
  20. 20. In the last 50 years candidates for president have been LEAST likely to come from which of the following sources? A.The Vice-Presidency B.State Governorships C.Presidential Cabinets D.Congress
  21. 21. Homework!!! Textbook Pages: 350- 351 Graphic Novel Pages: 53