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-- PatriciaHartmann - 15 Oct 2016


It was mentioned en passant in one of last week's classes that article II of the Constitution and its natural born clause made it impossible for Alexander Hamilton to run for president of the United States, since he was born in the West Indies. Nevertheless, that specific section of the Constitution also contained a temporary clause, allowing elegibity to presidency to those who are "Citizen to the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution". In this way, Hamilton was eligible for presidency, says professor Akhil Amar in his book 'The Constitution Today" (p. 36).

-- PatriciaHartmann - 19 Oct 2016

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