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necessary for executing its inspection laws; and the net produce of
all duties and imposts laid by any state on imports or exports, shall be
for the use of the treasury of the United States; and all such laws
shall be subject to the revision and controul of the Congress. No
state shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty on ton-
nage, keep troops, or ships of war, in time of peace, enter into any
agreement or compact with another state, or with a foreign power,
or engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent dan-
ger as will not admit of delay.

Article II.—Section I.

1. The executive power shall be vested in the President of the
United States of America. He shall hold his office during the term
of four years, and, together with the Vice-President, chosen for the
same term, be elected as follows;

2. Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the legislature
thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole num-
ber of senators and representatives, to which the state may be en-
titled in the Congress But no senator, or representative, or person
holding any office of trust or profit, under the United States, shall be
appointed an elector

3. The electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by
ballot for two persons, of whom one, at least, shall not be an inhabi-
tant of the same state with themselves And they shall make a list
of all the persons voted for, and of the number of votes for each;
which list they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat
of the government of the United States, directed to the President of
the Senate. The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of
the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates,
and the votes shall then be counted The person having the great-
est number of votes shall be the President, if such number be a ma-
jority of the whole number of electors appointed; and if there be
more than one who have such majority, and have an equal number
of votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately choose
by ballot one of them for President: and if no person have a ma-
jority, then, from the five highest on the list, the said House shall in
like manner choose the President. But in choosing the President,
the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state
having one vote: a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a mem-
ber or members from two-thirds of the states: and a majority of all
the state shall be necessary to a choice. In every case, after the
choice of the President, the person having the greatest number of
votes of the electors, shall be the Vice-President But if there
should remain two or more, who have equal votes, the Senate shall
choose from them by ballot, the Vice President.

4 The Congress may determine the time of choosing the elec-
tors, and the day on which they shall give their votes; which day
shall be the same throughout the United States.

5 No person, except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the
United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall
be eligible to the office of President. Neither shall any person be
eligible to that office, who shall not have attained to the age of thirty
five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the U.United States.