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Kids: What Qualifications Must a Candidate for President Have?

This is a major election year with the United States set to choose the new President. You've probably heard numerous discussions about who will or who will not be elected in November to take office in January 2017. But, do you know the qualifications a candidate for a US President must meet? Did you know that you can find them in the Constitution of the United States?
According to Article Two of the Constitution, only a natural born citizen can run for president. A natural born citizen is someone who is born in the United States, but it also includes anyone born in a foreign country if their parents are U.S. citizens. That means that immigrants--those coming into this country from another country--are not eligible to be a presidential candidate. 
The person wanting to be our president must also be at least 35 years old. This allows the person to hopefully gain experience, education, and wisdom. The person is also required to have lived in America for at least fourteen years. It i…