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Article 2, Section 1, Clause 1

The executive Power shall be vested in a 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

1.John Locke, Second Treatise, §§ 144--48, 155--68, 1689
2.William Blackstone, Commentaries 1:243--44, 1765
3.Virginia Declaration of Rights, sec. 5, 12 June 1776
4.Records of the Federal Convention
5.James Madison to Thomas Jefferson, 24 Oct. 1787
6.Cato, no. 4, 8 Nov. 1787
7.An Old Whig, no. 5, Fall 1787
8.James Wilson, Pennsylvania Ratifying Convention, 4 Dec. 1787
9.James Iredell, Marcus, Answers to Mr. Mason's Objections to the New Constitution, 1788
10.Federal Farmer, no. 14, 17 Jan. 1788
11.Thomas Jefferson to Alexander Donald, 7 Feb. 1788
12.Alexander Hamilton, Federalist, no. 67, 452--53, 11 Mar. 1788
13.Alexander Hamilton, Federalist, no. 70, 471--80, 15 Mar. 1788
14.Alexander Hamilton, Federalist, no. 71, 481--85, 18 Mar. 1788
15.Alexander Hamilton, Federalist, no. 72, 468--92, 19 Mar. 1788
16.Debate in Virginia Ratifying Convention, 5, 10, 17--18 June 1788
17.John Adams to Timothy Pickering, 31 Oct. 1797
18.St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries 1:App. 316--25, 328--29, 1803
19.United States v. Burr
20.Thomas Jefferson to George Hay, 12 June 1807
21.Thomas Jefferson to George Hay, 17 June 1807
22.Thomas Jefferson to George Hay, 20 June 1807
23.Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution 3:§§ 1407--10, 1413, 1429--36, 1444--46, 1833
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