How to become President
By Maggie Saunders
- Natural born citizen
- 35 years or older
- 14 years of residency within US
Step 1- Primaries vs Caucuses
Primary: Party members vote for the best candidate that will represent them in the general election (Statewide)
Caucus: Party members select the best candidate through a lot of discussions and voting (local- each town or district will have their own democrat or republican representative. )
Step 2-National Convention
Each candidate holds a national convention to select a the party candidate, then at each convention, they choose a running mate. Then the candidates campaign throughout the country to win the general election.
Step 3- General convention
People from every state choose a president and vice president. But when casting a vote they're actually voting for a group of electors.
The general election is on November 8th.
Step 4- electoral college
Each state gets a certain amount of electors based on representatives. Then each elector votes after the general election.
- Fundraise as much as you can.
- Be involved (Town events, state events follow the first bullet, be involved.).
- Don't commit any crime.
- Be very educated.
- Find a political-related career.
- Stick to your views and promises.
Donald Trump- aged 69, if from New York City is a politician, businessman, and a tv star. Trump went to school Kew-Forest School and New York Military Acadamy.
- Abortion- He is Pro-Life. Funding for abortion is an "insult" to people.
- Gun Control- He thinks that there should be a permit in every state.
- Education- Trump thinks that education should be at a local level.
- Taxes- Pay little taxes as possible. It spends our money.
- Healthcare- He wants to end Obamacare, and replace with something better.