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Governmentstuff

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Formal qualifications to be President Must be: -at least 35 years old -a resident of the U.S for at least 14 years -a U.S citizen
What are some informal qualifications to be President? -Christian -Male -Married -Background in politics -College education
Why were the 12th, 22nd, and 23rd amendments so important? 12th amendment: gave the president the right to choose his/her own v.p. 22nd amendment: limited the presidential terms to 2 23rd amendment: Gave Washington DC electoral votes
Describe the number of electoral votes a state gets. The electoral votes a state gets is the same amount of congressional seats the state has.
What is the purpose of the State of the Union Address? To let congress know what the President's plans are for the up-coming year.
What are the benefits of being president? Free health care for life, $400,000 salary per year when president + $50,000 spending money, Secret service members for life, living in the white house,
What are the main roles of the Vice President? Historically: the v.p. was really only there to be the president in waiting. Presently: the v.p. is the deciding vote in a 50/50 voting in the senate. and is the president in waiting.
what are the president's powers and duties listed under article 2, section 2? Military/civil powers, power to do treaties and appointments, and recess appointments.
What is the purpose of the state of the union address? to warn congress, as well as the rest of america, what the president would like to accomplish in the next year.
Created by: kaylajagnow