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So you want to be President…
Formal qualifications Natural born citizen – Jus Solis – by soil –Jus Sanguineous – by blood
Formal qualifications Minimum of 35 years of age
Resident of the U.S for 14 years Formal qualifications
Constitutional Restrictions 22 nd Amendment –Limits any individual to two full terms – Or ten years.
Legal Restrictions No convicted felons may be President Convicted felons lose their rights to hold public office
Informal Requirements – Voter Preferences Education level College
Informal Requirements Gender preference - male
Informal Requirements Ethnic Preference Voters want someone like themselves NW European
Informal Requirements Occupation Law Or business
Informal Requirements Political Experience
How does a qualified individual gets to be President ?? A candidate receives a majority of presidential electors votes
Electoral College Each state has electors equal to the representation a state has in Congress House + Senate +D.C. = Electorial vote
Electoral College To win electoral votes a candidate must get popular votes to get all of a states’ electoral votes.
Electoral College Maine and Nebraska do not use the “winner take all” method. Both states use the district method. 1st 2nd 2 for state winner
How to get on the ballot? Either be a major party (Dem or Rep) candidate
How to get on the ballot? Or – meet every states individual election laws.
Getting the party nomination. To get the party nomination a candidate must receive a majority of delegate votes at the Presidential Nominating Convention
Getting delegate votes A candidates gets delegates by winning state held primary elections
Getting delegate votes AND Winning delegates at State conventions
State Convention Delegates to state convention are selected at local meetings called caucuses.
The Electoral College and Alternative Voting Systems.
Electing the President of the United States. Who is nominated? Well – Known public figures Large state governors or senators Pleasing appearance Appear.
HOW TO BECOME PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES THE ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE.
The Electoral College Citizens vote for electors who vote for the President in the Electoral College.
An election held before the general election Voters choose members of their political party to run for public office in the general election Candidates.
ELECTORAL COLLEGE. Something to think about… What is the main purpose of the Electoral College?
Chapter 10.2 Election Campaigns. Types of Elections Besides primary elections, there are three types of elections in the U.S.: general elections, elections.
Essential Question How do we elect the president?.
This is the most important role of political parties Step 1 when running for office Declare you are a candidate for the office 3 ways to be nominated.
Our Election Process. We Begin- The Election of1800… Federalist Party VS Democratic-Republican Thomas Jefferson John Adams Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson.
Elections and Financing. Types of Elections 1.General Elections Held after primary elections Always 1 st Tues after 1 st Mon in Nov. Every even year:
DO NOW: What characteristics or traits should a President have?
The President Executive Branch. Job Description Chief of State – ceremonial head of the nation Chief Executive – carry out the laws Chief Administrator.
Chapter 13 Section 3. According to the Constitution, the President and Vice President are chosen by a special body of presidential electors. Originally,
Electing A President. Road To The White House How Do You Get There?
Parties nominate their delegates in congressional caucuses. Popular vote was symbolic States pick representatives - Electors › Each state gets a.
STAGES FOR SELECTING A PRESIDENT. STAGE I: PRIMARY AND CAUCUS A.Primary *Most states use the primary elections method *it is a 1-day statewide election.
SHOULD KNOW QUESTIONS 3/5/12, 3/6/12 Shipbuilding, fishing and lumber were major products of which colonial region? An economic system in which private.
Election Process Of The U.S. President. How do we select our President? Caucus -Caucus: Meetings of party leaders. Used to select delegates. -Organized.
T HE E LECTORAL C OLLEGE AND THE E LECTION D AY Explain what the Electoral College does.
Jeopardy A B C D E 1 2 $300 $400 $500 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 Final Jeopardy.
Chapter 13 Section 1: The President’s Job Description Big Idea: The President of the United States must perform eight different roles at the same time.
Chapter 13, Section 1 The Presidency. Presidents Roles ●President has 8 roles to take on in office 1.Chief of State 2.Chief Executive 3.Chief Administrator.
Understanding the The Road to the Presidency ©2012, TESCCC U.S. Government Unit 5, Lesson 1.
The Electoral College Who? What? Why? Problems? Why Giving the power to Congress would destroy the separation of powers. Most of the Constitutional Delegates.
7 th Grade Civics Miss Smith *pgs Popular vote- vote of the citizens of a country Presidents are not elected by popular vote (your vote.
How do I get Elected???? Presidential Elections Federal Congress People Local Elections.
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS Primaries/Caucuses How does each political party select its best candidate?
Ch 8 sec 2 Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution provided that the candidate receiving the majority of the electoral votes became president.
Civics Core 100, Goal 4 Goal 4: The learner will explore active roles as a citizen at the local, state, and national levels of government.
Political Parties Groups of people that share similar beliefs who work to get candidates elected to office. Each party has a platform, or a list of things.
Mock Presidential Election!!! The Road to the White House A Classroom Simulation.
How are Presidents Elected? Unit 10 Part 2. Electoral College – Today – New Way The electoral college elects the president – NOT THE DIRECT or “POPULAR”
Executive Branch Study Guide Review Test Friday 3/11.
THE ELECTORAL PROCESS THE NOMINATING PROCESS. The First Step: ▫In order to have an election, candidates must be recognized/exist Self Announcement: ▫When.
Elections and Voting. First, the last bit of Party Vocab Incumbent: person holding political office Incumbent: person holding political office Constituents:
Elections. Steps in the Election Process 1.Announcement 2.State Caucuses or Primaries 3.Conventions 4.Nomination 4.5. Campaigning 5. General Election.
The Election Process. National Level - Senators Each state elects 2 Senators for staggered 6-year terms. Senators represent the entire state. JOHN MCCAIN.
How to Become President (in 5 not-so-easy steps) Sections 4 & 5.
The Electoral College Candidate #1 Democrat Candidate #2 Republican.
Elections Chapter 10. Nomination The Delegate Game States get delegates to a party’s national convention based on population and voting history – Caucus.
Elections and Voting. Bell Ringer Answer the Following Questions: 1. What is the difference between Major Parties and Minor Parties? 2. What are the similarities.
The Executive Branch – The Presidency Chapter 13.
The Electoral College. Warm Up! Examine this political cartoon: What do you believe it is saying about the Electoral College? How is it saying this?
The Executive Branch. The Presidency Roles Formal Qualifications President’s Terms Pay and Benefits Presidential Succession and the Vice Presidency Presidential.
Presidential Election How do you think the President should be elected?
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