Presidential Selection in The United States

Essay by rbm1991College, UndergraduateA+, June 2009

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The process of presidential selection in the United States of America is very valuable. It is through this important procedure, that Americans are able to elect the candidate they believe is best suited for leading the most dominant nation of the world. Although the presidential selection process is highly esteemed, it is also very lengthy, expensive, and complex. The steps to the selection process have been altered quite a lot since the beginning, but the fundamental idea behind this system of voting remains constant and was created by the views of the Founding Fathers of our country.

Our Founding Fathers had the responsibility to examine all the necessary information to make certain that the process of presidential selection they formulated satisfies all of their countries' citizens, as well as the citizens of the future. In Article II of the United States Constitution, they described in detail the presidency, from the steps in the process of selection to the necessary duties the elected President must fulfill as the leader of the nation.

Of all the rules regarding the presidency, our Founding Fathers formulated, the crucial rules regarding the process of selection were the eligibility requirements and term limits. In Article II, they clearly stated regarding the eligibility:"No person except a natural-born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that of Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."[1]In regards to the term limits, they stated in the twelfth amendment of the Constitution:"No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held...