There are about 8 weeks left for the US Presidential Poll. On one hand, Donald Trump of the Republican Party is trying to hold the chair again by pushing the heel peak and on the other, Democrat Joe Biden is making a strong claim.
There is a lot of fervor in India about the US presidential election, which has made headlines around the world. In such a situation, know which person is eligible to become President in America.
If a person wants to contest for the presidency in America, then first of all he is conditioned to be born naturally as a citizen of America and also to hold American citizenship. That is, if a child is born in America under this rule, then he is a US citizen. In addition, US-born parents of US-born children or one of two US-born parents are considered US citizens.
The condition for the minimum mandate for the US president has been in place since 1789, and is the same as when the first President, George Washington, became president. However, apart from this, there are two other special conditions.
In order to become US President, the fifth clause of Section 1 of Article II of the US Constitution lays down three qualifications, which are as follows:
1. Being a naturalized US citizen with birth
2. Be at least 35 years of age
3. To be a US resident for at least 14 years
Despite fulfilling these three conditions, a candidate can be disqualified from assuming the presidency if he does not fulfill these three conditions:
1. No person can become president more than twice. There is a provision under the 22nd amendment of the constitution and also that if a person was removed from the presidency after completing two years of his term, then he can be elected President only twice.
2. According to Clause 7 of Section 3 of Article 1, if a person has been impeached while being President and has been found guilty, then in this case the Senate has the option to make that person President or any important federal post. But elected.
3. According to Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, if a person is sworn in the constitution and later revolts against the US, then he will not be President. However, in such a situation, disqualification will be considered when two-thirds majority in each house of Congress is in this favor.
Since the United States is a union of many states, it should also be known what role states play in this matter. Until 2008, when Barack Obama was elected as the first black president in the history of the US, until then, states had no specific rules in this matter and they followed the terms and conditions of the Union.
During the US presidential election of 2008, there was a dispute that Obama is not a natural citizen of America, which is mandatory according to the constitution. Then there were theories that Obama should be considered unfit for the presidency.
The legislature of states such as Iowa, New Hampshire, and Connecticut then mandated that in the future candidates would have to show documents to qualify for the presidency in their home state.
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