Who May Be President?. Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution: Must be a “natural born Citizen.” Must be at least 35 years old. Must have lived in the U.S. for at least fourteen years. No term limit until 1951 - 22nd Amendment restricts a president to two terms in office.
Impeachment is formal accusation or indictment.
For charges of “Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
Articles of Impeachment list charges.
If articles are adopted by a majority vote in the House, the president is impeached.
Trial: The U.S. Senate
The Senate sits as the trial court.
Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court presides over the trial of a president.
Two-thirds vote required for conviction and removal from office.Presidents: Impeachment and Trial