A New Constitution for The United States of America
1. The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America who shall hold office during the term of two years, and, together with the Vice President chosen for the same term, be elected by popular vote in a general election.
2. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of the principal officers of the executive departments transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
;Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of the principal officers of the executive department transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose.
3. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than thrice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than one year of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of President more than twice.
4. The terms of the President and the Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January.
5. No person, except a natural born citizen of the United States shall be eligible to the office of President or Vice President; neither shall any person be eligible to these offices who shall not have attained the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.
6. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall promptly nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.
7. The President shall, at stated times, receive for his services a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period 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.
8. Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the United States."
1. The President shall be commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the United States, and of the militia of the several States when called into the actual service of the United States. The President may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal officer in any of the executive departments, upon any subject; and shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.
2. The President shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur. The President shall nominate, and, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, 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 be established by law. But the Congress may, by law, vest the appointment of such inferior officers as they think proper in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments.
3. The President shall have power to fill all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire one month after the beginning of their next session.
1. The President shall, from time to time, give to the Congress and the People information of the state of the Union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses of Congress, or either of them, and, in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed; and shall commission all the senior officers of the United States.
1. The President, Vice President, and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery or other felony, or for willful abuse of the office and its powers.
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