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See Sec.
xii. Am'ts.

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to the ffice of President; neither

any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five years

, and
been fourteen Years a Resident within
the United States.

In Case of the Removal of the
President from Office, or of his Death,
Resignation, or I nability to discharge
the Powers and Duties of the said
ffice, the Same shall devolve the
Vice President, and the Congress may
by Law provide for the Case of Re-
moval, death, Resignation
bility, both of the President and Vice
President, declaring what Officer shall
then act as President, and such Offi-
cer shall act accordingly, until the
Disability be removed, or a

shall be elected.

The President shall, at stated


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Compensa. tion of President


Times, receive for his Services, a Com= pensation, which shall neither be creased nor diminished during the Pe= riod for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.

Before he enter on the Execution of his Office

, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation : I do solemnly

(or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Of= fice of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Con= stitution of the United States."

Section. 2. The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the Uonited States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of


His oath,

Powers and duties of the President.

may require the

Making treaties

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the United States; he
Opinion, in writing, of the principal
Officer in each of the executive Depart-
ments, upon any Subject relating to
the Duties of their respective Offices

and he shall have Power to grant
Reprieves and Pardons for ffences
against the United States, except in
Cases of Impeachment.

He shall have Power, by and with the Aodvice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur ; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors

, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States, whose Appointments

are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall

Appointment of public officers.

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Vacancies in office

be established by Law: but the Con= gress may by Law vest the Appoint= ment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads A Departments

. The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that

may happen during the Kocess of the Sen ate

, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

Section. 3. He shall from time to Friher time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recom= mend to their Consideration such Mea= sures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he


extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect

and dutie of the Pre sident.


Receive ambassadors, &c.

Cornmission officers

to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shalt think proper ; he shall receive tom= bassadors and other public Ministers ; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Com= mission all the officers of the United States.

Section. A. The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Con= viction of, Treason, Bribery, high Crimes and Misdemeanors



or other

Article 1II.

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Section. 1. The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in

supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The


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