Vocabulary and Definitions:
qualification: a circumstance or condition required by law or custom for getting, having, or exercising a right, holding an office, etc.
term: a period of time to which limits have been set
candidate: a person who seeks an office, honor, etc.
natural-born citizen: a person who was a U.S. citizen at birth
|Think Deeply: Conduct research on the qualifications for local and state political offices.|
House of Representatives
Article 1 Section 2
The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second year by the people of the several states…
“…No person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the age of twenty-five years, and been seven years a citizen of the United States.”
Article 1 Section 3 and Amendment 17
“No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the age of thirty years, and been nine years a citizen of the United States…
Amendment 17: The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years…”
Article 2 Section 1
“The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America, He shall hold his office during the term of four years…”
“…No person except a natural-born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible for office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.”
First and Second Grade: Complete the Candidate Qualifications, graphic organizer.
Third Grade: Write one sentence about each leader (three sentences total) that you learned about. Make sure that you include the qualifications for their offices.