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Dreaming About Becoming President?

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Tammy Brown


Madison County Schools, Central School


Are you dreaming about becoming President of the United States?  The U.S. Constitution lays out criteria that must be met by a person wanting to run for president.  However there is more to becoming president than where you were born, how long you live here, and your age.  This podcast explains the four step process after meeting the criteria.

Length: 03:02

Content Areas: Social Studies

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

SS2010 (12) United States Government
12. Evaluate constitutional provisions of the executive branch of the government of the United States, including checks by the executive branch on other branches of government and powers, duties as head of state and head of government, the electoral process, and the Twenty-fifth Amendment.
  • Critiquing informal powers of the President of the United States, including press conferences, State of the Union addresses, total media access, head of party, and symbolic powers of the Oval Office
  • Identifying the influence of White House staff on the President of the United States
  • Ranking powers held by the President's Cabinet, including roles of Cabinet secretaries, appropriations by Congress, appointment and confirmation, and operation of organization
  • Comparing diverse backgrounds, socioeconomic status, and levels of education of United States' presidents

    National/Other Standards:

    Common Core Standards:


    Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6–12


    Grades 6-8


    Identify key steps in a text’s description of a

    process related to history/social studies (e.g., how

    a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised

    or lowered).

    National Standards for Social Sciences NSS-C.5-8.2 FOUNDATIONS OF THE POLITICAL SYSTEM




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