Question: What are the requirements to become President?
Answer: The United States Constitution outlines the
requirements for President in Article 2. This article of the U.S. Constitution
also outlines the many powers of the President and Executive branch of
Section 1 of Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution states
that a President must:
be a natural born citizen of the united States
be at least 35 years old
have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years
In addition, the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
states that a President may not serve more than 2 terms of 4 years each,
even if they have only served as President for 2 or more years of one
of those terms.
from KY said:
obama hasn't been in office long enough to have that big of an effect. he can't do any worse than bush. bush has this country so messed up, obama probably won't even be able to pull us out of this mess in his term. i don't think anyone could. just watch some documentaries on how this country really runs and you would be scared. the truth is scary.
On 03/22/09 Eric from NH said:
Yeah, so far Obama has not been the best. We need a political leader, not a pop culture icon. I think he wants to see change, I just don't think he knows how to bring it. Yet because he is more eloquent than Bush, he is considered more intelligent. It has been a good long while since we have had a good president.
On 03/17/09 Jerry from AL said:
Obama's been a failure in fixing our economy. He throws billions of dollars away thinking it will save our economy but the truth is that time and trust in the economy will save it
On 03/15/09 E from MI said:
You People should be thankful every day that Presidenyt Obama serves. He is trying to save our country from going into a depresstion!!! Or had you not noticed?????
On 02/25/09 sg from CA said:
What requirements does President Obama not meet?
He was born in Hawaii (it has been a state since 1959) in 1961. He is 47 years old. Except for a few years when he was a boy, he has lived all his life in the US, growing up in Hawaii and moving to the mainland for college.
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