President of the U.S.A


May 28, 2022

The President of the United States is the chief executive of the United States with the functions of head of state and commander in chief of the US Armed Forces. Has the right to veto bills passed by the US Congress. The position was introduced by the US Constitution, adopted by the Constitutional Convention (assembly) in 1787. George Washington became the first president of the United States in 1789. Before he took office, the title "president" was used in combination with "president of the Continental Congress" - the chairman of the convention of representatives of the colonies, which adopted the Declaration of Independence. The current President of the United States is Joe Biden. The 46th President of the United States officially took office on January 20, 2021.

Requirements for candidates

Under the US Constitution, only a US citizen by birth can become the President of the United States (or one who was a US citizen at the date of the adoption of the Constitution; the first 7 presidents from Washington to Jackson and the 9th president, William Harrison, who were born before independence did not have US citizenship at birth; in addition, 8th President Martin Van Buren and 12th President Zachary Taylor were born in the US before the adoption of the Constitution), over 35 years old and resident in the US for at least 14 years. The oldest president at the time of election is President Joe Biden, who had reached the age of 77 by that time, and Ronald Reagan at the age of 73 was re-elected for a second term. The youngest elected president was John F. Kennedy, who took office at the age of 43. In fact, the youngest president was Theodore Roosevelt, who took office at the age of 42 years and 10 months, but he was not elected, but became president after the assassination in 1901 of William McKinley. According to the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, adopted in 1951, the same person can be elected President of the United States no more than twice (whether in a row or with a break). In addition, if a certain person, after the death or resignation of the elected president, held the presidential post (from the post of vice president or otherwise) for 2 years or more, then this person can be elected president no more than 1 time in the future. In fact, almost all presidents in the past have observed this unwritten rule, following the example of George Washington, who