Friday, November 2, 2012

What do you know this about the office of President?

*The U.S. Constitution has only three requirements for a president.
1) They must be at least 35 years old
2) They have to have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years
3) be a natural-born citizen

*The tallest President was Abraham Lincoln at 6'4" and the shortest was James Madison at 5'4".

*James Buchanan is the only bachelor to be elected.

*Eight Presidents have died in office.

*Martin Van Buren was the first natural-born American to become President in 1837.

*The Presidential election is traditionally held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. November was chosen as the election month because it was a convenient time for farmers when the weather was still nice enough to travel to the polls and the bulk of the harvest chores were finished.

*Prior to the 12th amendment to the constitution in 1804, the Presidential candidate who received the 2nd highest number of electoral votes was named the Vice President.

* Only 12 U.S. Presidents have been elected to office for two terms and served those two terms.

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