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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 5 (7/27/07) To be a president; you must be 35 years of age, naturalized born citizen, and have lived in country for 15 years. 22 nd amendment: no more than 2 years for President 20 th amendment: Date for start of term/inauguration date- early March to January 20 th Electoral College: o Group of people set in Congress o Parties select who gets to be an elector o Election Day: votes come in, vote for Electors o 3 rd week of December: 34 electors travel to Austin (for Texas) write 2 names, one name on each paper, Read and counted in Joint Session of Congress, new Congress convenes in Early January, President has to get majority vote (270 out of 538) 23 rd amendment: Washington D.C. gets 3 electors Constitutional Duties and Powers of President o Commander in Chief of Army (makes decisions of Army, not power to declare war) o Call on Congress o Make treaties but Senate must ratify treaties o Appoint Executive/Judicial Officials, Senate must ratify them though...
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