Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Presidential elections
UNITED STATESPRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2012
In less than a month, millions of Americans will vote for Romney or Obama. Republican Democrat
• One of them will become the 45th President of the United States.• The first President of the United States was George Washington, in 1789.• Four American Presidents have been murdered while in office: Abraham Lincoln; James A. Garfield, William McKinley, John F. Kennedy.• Obama is the first African American President to hold the office.
Who Can Vote?Anyone who is• 1) 18 years of age• 2) a citizen of the U.S. and meets the residency requirements of his or her stateWho Can Be President?Someone who is• 1) a natural-born citizen of the U.S.• 2) at least 35 years of age• 3) a resident of the U.S. for at least 14 years.
When will Americans cast their ballot to select the next President of the United States?
Presidential elections are held every four years on the Tuesday after the first Monday of November.This was decided long ago, when many voters had to make a long, slow journey to the polling place. By early November crops were in but the weather was usually not too cold for travel. And because Sunday was a day of rest, voters would begin the trip on Monday.
So who will get to sit in the oval office…
…and live for four years in the White House?
We won’t find out until after November 6.
For further information visit the following website:www.infoplease.com/us/government/presidential-election-campaign-2012.html