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U.S. Constitution and Qualifications of Elected Officials

a. Which articles and sections of the U.S. constitution deal with the qualifications that people must have in order to serve as a member of the House of Representatives, as a Senator, and as President of the United States? How do those respective qualifications differ?

b. What article and section addresses the subject of a presidential veto of a bill passed by the House and the Senate? What is necessary in order for the House and Senate to override a presidential veto?

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For Member of the House of Representatives:
Article 1, section 2 of the U.S. Constitution mandates those who will run as member of the House of Representatives to meet these qualifications:
1. At least 25 years old;
2. Seven years as a citizen of the U.S.

For senators:
Article 1, section 3 of the U.S. Constitution mandates those who will run as a senator to posses these qualifications:
1. No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years,
2. Attained at least nine Years a Citizen of the United States.

For President:
Article 2, section 1 of the U.S. Constitution mandates that those who will run as President must:
1. A natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of the U.S. ...

Solution Summary

The solution specifies the qualifications of the members of the House of Representatives, Senators, and President as mandated by the United States constitution. The solution shows also the specific article of the constitution where the U.S. President can exercise the right to veto a bill.

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