Qualifying

ARTICLE II, SECTION I of the United States Constitution states that a person seeking the office of President must:

Be at least 35 years old

Be a natural-born citizen

Have lived in the U.S. for at least 14 years

The 22nd Amendment, adopted in 1951, prevents anyone from holding the office for more than two terms or one term if he or she held the office for more than two years but was not elected.

Read a transcript of the Constitution and Amendment 22 on the National Archives Web site.

Read some fun facts about our 43, I mean 42, presidents from Infoplease.