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The President  As Chief of State     :        acts as the ceremonial head of the nation; the president becomes a  symbol of national unity in times of crisis; the president  is  the United States. As Head of Government:       The chief executive officer of the government; the CEO; the  president is the head of the government Qualifications:  President (and the VP) must be natural-born citizens At least 35 years old And must be a resident of the US for at least 14 years.   Term of Office: The Framer’s feared a “constitutional monarch” or a perpetually reelected tyrant, but  failed to make laws on term limits for president.  They did agree that each term would be four years  Can only serve two terms This was not always the case   George Washington Ulysses S. Grant
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FDR, 32 nd 22 nd  Amendment:  Ratified in 1951. Impeachment:    A power given to the House of Representatives in the Constitution to charge the president  with “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.   This is the first step in the constitutional process of removing government officials from  office.  Simple majority vote needed. The next phase is a trail in the senate.  
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