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1 Chapter 7 Section 1: The President and Vice-President

2 Vocabulary: Electoral College the group of people selected by each state to select the president and vice president Electors - a person elected to vote in presidential elections for the major candidate Succession inheriting a position or office, order the presidency moves in in case the president cannot finish their term Term of Office length of time a president is elected for

3 1. What branch of government is the president in charge? Executive Branch

4 2. What are the 3 criteria listed in the Constitution for someone to be able to become president? Must be at least 35 years of age Native born American Citizen Have lived in the United States for at least 14 years

5 3. How often is a new president Every Four Years elected? Next election 2016

6 4. Describe how the Electoral College works. Each state has a set amount of winner take all electors Voters vote for the set of electors that they want to represent them at the Electoral College Which ever candidate wins the popular vote in a state, the group of electors that have pledged to vote for that candidate vote at the Electoral College in December Which ever candidate wins the most Electoral Votes wins the election

7 Electoral College Facts There are 538 Electoral Votes available to candidates A candidate needs 270 to win the election Pennsylvania has 20 Electoral Votes California has the most with 55

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9 5. How many electors must a candidate gain to become president or vice president? Election

10 6. How long of a term does the President of the United States serve? Four years

11 7. How many back to back terms can a president serve? How many years total if the person takes over in the middle of a term? 2 Terms back to back 10 years maximum if they take over for a president in the middle of the term

12 8. Which Constitutional Amendment limits the amount of back to back terms a president can serve? 22 nd Amendment Ratified in 1951 Written because of Franklin D. Roosevelt after he was elected for 4 terms

13 9. How much is the salary of the President of the United States? $400,000 Income $50,000 Expense Account for necessary expenses relating to the job $100,000 Travel Account

14 10. What are some benefits that the President of the United States receives, other than a salary? During there tenure in office they live in the White House Movie Theater, gym, bowling alley, heated pool Access to domestic staff of 80 employees to care for the house and the President s family Secret Service Protection, for at least 10 years after presidential term Access to transportation such as special cars, helicopters, and Air Force 1 Access to vacation home Camp David Retirement plan of $196,700

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16 Current President 44 th President Barack Obama

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19 11. What part of government is the Vice-President of the United States in The Senate charge of? Their job is to preside over the Senate and vote in case of a tie

20 12. Who becomes president if the President of the United States cannot fulfill their term? The Vice-President Currently Joe Biden There is a line of succession that is to be followed if something happens to both, page 168 of textbook This has occurred 9 times through out history

21 13. What does the 25 th Amendment to the Constitution decide? This amendment states that the Vice-President should become President if the President should die or become unable to preform their duties It also states that the President then is given the power to chose a new Vice-President with the approval of Congress The Vice-President also has the power to determine if the President is unable to fulfill their duties

22 Used 3 times 25 th Amendment Continued Richard Nixon replaced Spiro Agnew with Gerald Ford when Agnew resigned When Nixon resigned Ford chose Nelson A. Rockefeller as his Vice-President Ronald Regan had to undergo surgery and George H.W. Bush took over as President while Regan was under anesthesia

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