Civics 101 – Episode 48: Who Gets to Run For President

Lesson Duration

Each podcast episode of Civics 101 gives listeners a basic, non-partisan, topical reintroduction to how the U.S. government works. The history of the topic, as well as connections to current news events, is explored.

Episode 48: “Forty-four people have become President of The United States – all men, and with one exception, all white. Despite that historic profile, and a clause in the constitution, the qualification about who can become President remain fuzzy.” 

For the formal and informal rules that govern who is allowed to become President, listen to the podcast (12:39):

Transcript included.



New Hampshire Public Radio