What unwritten qualifications are there to become president?

Informal qualifications to become President are:

Experience in government or high military rank

Ability to raise large amounts of money

Political beliefs- be a fit for a major party

Personal characteristics- mental stability

Skill in debating and in fielding leading questions from reporters

Qualifications for presidential candidates have stayed the same since the year Washington accepted the presidency. As directed by the Constitution, a presidential candidate should be a natural born citizen of the United States, a resident for 14 years, and 35 years of age or older. These requirements do not exclude a woman from being President, yet this has yet to occur.

Roles of President:

Chief of State

Chief Executive

Chief Diplomat


Chief Legislator

Chief of Party

Chief Guardian of the Economy

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