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QUESTION : ANSWER : EXPLANATION
  • How long is the Presidential Term? : 4 years
    - The term of a President is for a period of 4 years. Since the 22nd amendment to the constitution, no President is allowed to serve more than 2 terms.

  • The two main parties in US are : Republicans and Democrats
    - Though the main parties contesting the US elections are Republicans and Democrats, other people like Ralph Nader, Ross Perot too have contested for the post of the President.

  • The US Government officially is : A Democracy
    - Democracy is defined as rule by the people, for the people and of the people.

  • What is the minimum age requirement for a person to be able to vote? : 18 years
    - You have to be 18 years or older and a US citizen to be able to vote.

  • If something happens to the President who assumes office? : Vice President
    - The First Lady is the name given to the President's Wife.

  • What is the minimum age limit for a person contesting for the post of President? : 35 years
    - Only natural born American citizens can contest for the post of the President of America.

  • Where is the first primary held? : New Hampshire

  • What is the total number of electoral votes? : 538
    - The total number of electoral votes is 538 and to win a candidate must secure at least 270 electoral votes.

  • Which animal is the symbol of the Democrats? : Ass (Donkey)
    - When Andrew Jackson ran for President in 1828, his opponents called him a jackass for his populist views. Jackson, however picked up this name and turned it to his advantage by using the "Donkey" as his campaign symbol

  • Which animal is the symbol of the Republicans? : Elephant
    - In Harper's Weekly, an artist named Thomas Nast drew an elephant. This has since then become the Republican Symbol.

  • Which is the election day? : The first Tuesday of November

  • When does the oath taking by the new President take place? : 20th January, the next year

  • What is the length of a Senator's term? : 6 years
    - Each state gets to elect a total of 2 Senators.

  • Representatives serve in the congress for a period of : 2 years
    - The number of representatives from each state depends on its population.

  • What does PAC stand for? : Political Action Committee

  • The Presidents wife is called : The First Lady
    - The President's wife is called the "First Lady", his family is called the "First Family" and so on.

  • Which two states do not use the "Winner Takes All" method? : Nebraska and Maine

  • If you vote for the incumbent president, you are voting for the : Current President

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