How to Become President of the United States

If the United States had a king, it would be the president.

The Constitution says you have to be at least 35 years old, born in the United States and live here fourteen years to become president.

This is how you become him.


  1. Get born in the United States.
  2. Wait 35 years or more.
  3. Don’t leave.
  4. Tell someone, “Hey, I want to run for president.”
  5. Run in the election.
  6. Get elected and now you’re president.


  • Every president so far has been a man. So if you aren’t a man and you want to be president, consider becoming one.
  • You may have heard of the “electoral college.” This is the college people who want to be president go to. Make good grades and they should accept you.
  • Sometimes presidents get assassinated. You should probably know that going in.
  • Presidents get to do whatever they want to the house they get, the White House, except paint it.
  • You can only be president for eight years. After that you have to go be president of another country or go to space or help people who need it or be Jimmy Carter.
  • If you’re president, you get all the nuclear weapons. Every president gets to destroy one country, so pick yours now.
  • Sometimes Congress and them are going to try to get all up in your face. Tell them to step.