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Politics of the United States
Chapter 13 Q&A
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What are the qualifications for President?
- Be at least 35 years old
- Be born a "natural citizen"
- Have lived in the US for at least 14 years
- Be moderate politically speaking
What did supporters of the 22nd Amendment want to accomplish?
Wanted to keep the president from becoming too powerful
What law/Amendment set the first guidelines for deciding when a President is disabled?
Section 3 and 4 of the 25th Amendment
What can the President do if he or she is unhappy with the Vice President's work?
According to the 25th Amendment, what must the President do if the vice presidency becomes vacant?
The president nominates a new VP subject to the approval congress
In the Framers' plan, a candidate would win which office with the second largest number of electoral votes?
Which of the following determines the number of presidential electors for a state?
Each state gets electors equal to their numbers in the House+Senate for their state
What changed the Framers' plan for choosing the President?
The rise of the political parties in 1796
How did presidential electors cause the election crisis of 1800?
One of the electors voted twice causing a tie between Presidential candidate Thomas Jefferson and VP candidate Aaron Burr
Besides having a primary, what other way is there for a state to choose delegates?
If neither presidential candidate wins a majority in the electoral college, how is the election decided?
If no candidate wins a majority of electoral votes (270), the election is thrown into the House of Representatives
Which limit did the Framers set on how many times a President can be re-elected?
The framers of the constitution placed no limit on the number of terms a president might serve
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