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Unit IV Lesson 4
The Formal and Informal Qualifications for U.S. President
Essential Question:
• What are the institutions and
policy-making processes of
the national government?
• What are the lin...
Qualifications
Formal “Constitutional” Qualifications an Individual Must
Meet In Order to Run for U.S. President:
1) Must be at least 35 years old
1981 1980
Mr. Sea
2) Must be a Natural-Born Citizen
“No Person
Except a
Natural Born
Citizen…” “Naturalized”
“Natural Born Citizen”
August 5, 1961
There is still one more formal
requirement to be President…
35
Years
Old
Natural
Born
Citizen
3) Must have lived in the U.S. for at least
14 years
“14 Years a Resident Within
These United States”
“Natural Born
Citize...
That’s it! There aren’t may formal requirements to be
President! It seems like almost ANYONE can do it!
35 14
Mr. Sea
Informal (NOT found in the Constitution)
qualifications that typically help an
individual get elected:
Informal
Qualifications:
*Money- In 2012 the Obama campaign spent 1.2
BILLION DOLLARS to re-elect the President. A
candidate will need a vast fortu...
*Political Experience- Every President in the last
100 years (with ONE exception) was either a
Senator, Governor, or Vice-...
President
Dwight D
Eisenhower
34
General
Eisenhower
What other INFORMAL
characteristics do most
presidential candidates usually
have?
Good
Speaker
Political Party
Tall/Good
Looking
Family
Christian
Hair!
There Could Be
42
2008
“Cabinet”
The formal Constitutional qualifications for
president include all of the following
EXCEPT:
A.Residence in the U.S. for at...
In the last 50 years candidates for president
have been LEAST likely to come from which
of the following sources?
A.The Vi...
4 formal and informal qualifications for president
4 formal and informal qualifications for president
4 formal and informal qualifications for president
4 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 1981 1980 Mr. Sea
  6. 6. 2) Must be a Natural-Born Citizen “No Person Except a Natural Born Citizen…” “Naturalized” “Natural Born Citizen”
  7. 7. August 5, 1961
  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. Informal Qualifications:
  14. 14. *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” “Donors” “Campaign Funds”
  15. 15. *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
  16. 16. President Dwight D Eisenhower 34 General Eisenhower
  17. 17. What other INFORMAL characteristics do most presidential candidates usually have?
  18. 18. Good Speaker Political Party Tall/Good Looking Family Christian Hair!
  19. 19. There Could Be
  20. 20. 42 2008 “Cabinet”
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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

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