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Sections of the Constitution dealing with the presidency:
Establishes the Executive Branch of government, defines the powers and duties of the President and how the President will be chosen. Originally creates the "Electors" and defines how they will elect the President.
Ratified in 1804, amends the electoral process. Establishes the method by which Congress will select the President and Vice-president when the Electors fail to do so.
Ratified in 1886, the 14th Amendment is famous for extending citizenship and the right to vote to former slaves. The exact wording of the operative section states, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside."
Ratified in 1919, granted women the right to vote. "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex."
Ratified in 1933, establishes the starting and ending dates of the terms of the President and members of Congress.
Ratified in 1951, limited to two the number of four-year terms to which a person can be elected president.
Ratified in 1961, allows the District of Columbia the appoint voting electors (3) to the Electoral College.
Ratified in 1964, bans the "poll tax," a tax or fee assessed prior to allowing persons to vote in some states.
Ratified in 1967, clarifies and redefines the process of presidential succession. The order of presidential succession beyond to office of the Vice-president is established in Title 3, Chapter 1, Section 19 of the United States Code.
Ratified in 1971, establishes 18-years as the minimum allowable voting age. "The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of age."
Other laws, and interpretations of the Constitution applying to the election, service and duties of the President and Vice President can be found under Title 3 of the United States Code.