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President serves max of?

2 terms

1

How many years is one presidential term?

4 yrs.

2

What's the minimum age you have to be to run for president?

35 yrs. old

3

Must live in the U.S. For how many consecutive years to run for president?

14

4

Can they run if they're an immigrant of the U.S.?

No, they must be a natural born citizen.

5

Legislative branch ( congress ) is in charge of what?

Money

6

How much does the president make a year?

400,000 four hundred thousand per year

7

Executive branch does what?

Enforces laws or caries out laws

8

There are how many executive departments?

15

9

Department of defense

Military

10

Department of agriculture

Assistance to farmers (food)

11

Department of state

Foreign affairs

12

Department of homeland security

Fighting terrorism

13

Why was the department of homeland security established?

Because of 911 in 2001

14

What year was the department of homeland security established?

2003

15

Department of justice

Lower court systems

16

Commander in chief (President)

To control military

17

How many Presidents have been impeached and convicted?

NONE 0 ZIP NADA

18

What president would have been impeached but quit before?

Nixon

19

Executive privilege gives the president what?

Power and authority to act swiftly and rationally in times of crisis

20

Louisiana purchase from Jefferson did what?

Doubled the size of the U.S.

21

Truman did what in the act of taking over the steel mills?

He said he could take private property because it was a national emergency

22

Checks and balances does what?

Ensures government acts to keep the citizens best interests in mind

23

Pres. Is most important figure when

When communicating with other countries

24

State of Union address =

Legislative powers

25

What is the election called that selects the two main running mates (1 dem, 1 rep.) in the presidential election?

Primary election

26

Who elects the president of the U.S.?

Electoral college

27

How does the electoral college select who they choose as president?

# of senators + # of representatives in each state

28

How many electoral votes does Kentucky have?

8