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QUESTIONANSWEREXPLANATION
How long is the Presidential Term?4 yearsThe 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 areRepublicans and DemocratsThough 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 isA DemocracyDemocracy 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 yearsYou 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 PresidentThe 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 yearsOnly 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?538The 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?ElephantIn 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 yearsEach state gets to elect a total of 2 Senators.
Representatives serve in the congress for a period of2 yearsThe number of representatives from each state depends on its population.
What does PAC stand for?Political Action Committee
The Presidents wife is calledThe First LadyThe 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 theCurrent President

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