For Executive Branch

We want you to become part of our government!

The requirements to be a President/Vice-President are:

  1. You must be a natural born citizen of the United States
  2. You must be an inhabitant of The United States for 14 years
  3. You must be 35 years or older

Important People in the Executive Branch

Law Making Process

The President:

The President can propose a bill. If a bill passes through The House of Representatives and The Senate, then the President has to sign it. This is the final step in the law making process.

The Vice-President:

He is the tie-breaker if there is ever a tie in the Senate. He has this responsibility because he is the President of the Senate.

How are they elected?

To be a Presidential Candidate:

You need to announce your candidacy approximately 2 years before the general elections. The Primary elections are from February to June. Each state decides when to have their election. NH has first primary in nation. Iowa has first caucus, or town meeting to decide what Presidential candidate to vote for. The purpose of primary elections is to narrow down the list and find out who is the best Republican and Democrat. The Political Party National Convention is from August to September where they announce the President and Vice-President from each party to be the top candidates. General elections, where the citizens vote, is always the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Electoral college vote the official Presidential vote, is in December. The official inauguration of the President of the United States of America is in January.

What Do They Do?

Some examples of the presidents roles are:

  1. Chief of state
  2. Chief executive
  3. Chief administrator
  4. Chief diplomat
  5. Commander in chief
  6. Chief legislator
  7. Party chief