The Time of Adoption

Article II,Section 1,Clause 5,Constitution of the United States

“No person except a natural born citizen,or a citizen of the United States,at the timeof the adoption of this Constitution, shall beeligible 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 United States.”

This diagram helps clarify who those eligible “at the time of adoption” are.

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