unit 2 review

unit 2 review - AP GOVERNMENT UNIT 2 REVIEW SHEET 1...

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AP GOVERNMENT – UNIT 2 REVIEW SHEET 1. President Formal Qualifications: 1. Natural born citizen 2. 14 years in residence 3. 35 years or older 2. President Informal Qualifications: Political background, wealthy/access to money, influenced by special interest groups, White, not gay, married, male, Christian, college degree, military service, no major skeletons in the closet, major political party, healthy, charisma, mid 40’s + 3. Originally, the Constitution set no limit of terms for the President. No term limit until after FDR's terms. Precedent set by Washington for 2 term limit. 22nd amendment in 1947 (ratified 1951) set term limit as two 4. America’s 1 st political party was the Federalist Party . 5. The currently oldest party is the Democratic Party . 6. The Electoral College system of winner-take-all encourages candidates to focus on large states. 7. The minimum number of electoral votes needed to win the presidency is 271 out of 538. 8. If no candidate receives majority of the electoral votes, the election is decided by the House of Representatives. 9. Not all states use the winner-take-all method. Nebraska and Maine are the only ones that do not use winner take all. 10. Before primaries/conventions, presidential candidates were selected by Congress until 1830s, and National Conventions after 1830s. 11. The Democratic Party first introduced the presidential nominating convention in 1832 to choose their final presidential candidate. 12. Primaries
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2011 for the course GOVT 1 taught by Professor Boener during the Spring '11 term at Troy.

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