The Presidency: Election, Power, and Role


Civics The Federal Government The Presidency: Election, Power, and Role
Students learn about the presidency of the United States. First they explore what qualifications a person must have to run for president or vice president. Then they learn about the election process. Next, they explain what happens if a president has to leave office during his term. Finally, they learn about the powers and roles of the president.

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In this experience, students learn about the presidency of the United States. First they explore what qualifications a person must have to run for president or vice president. Then they learn about the election process. Next, they explain what happens if a president has to leave office during his term. Finally, they learn about the powers and roles of the president.

Objectives

  • Explain how a citizen becomes president or vice president.
  • Describe what happens if the president does not complete his term.
  • Identify the powers and roles of the president and vice president.


The president of the United States is one of the most powerful people in the world. There have only been 44 men who have held the title. Grover Cleveland is counted twice—as the 22nd and 25th president. He was elected, then lost an election, then won again four years later. The current president, Donald Trump, is the 45th president.




Donald Trump: 45th President of the United States


In this experience you will learn all about the presidency—how a president is elected, how the vice president is selected, what the president’s powers and role are, and what happens when a president cannot complete the elected term.

Objectives

  • Explain how a citizen becomes president or vice president.
  • Describe what happens if the president does not complete his term.
  • Identify the powers and roles of the president and vice president.


There have been 44 men who have held the position of president of the United States. How many can you name? Work together as a class and try to name them all without using any reference materials. 





For a list of presidents, you may share this list Presidents and Vice Presidents.


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