DEUXIEME PARTIE : COMPREHENSION ECRITE
II - HOW THE AMERICANS CHOSE THEIR FIRST PRESIDENT
of the President of the United States
the most powerful man in
But when the representatives of the 13 former British colonies
to draw up the constitution of the new country
of them were not sure whether they
have a President at all. There were even
their successful war against the British king, George III.
The decision was in doubt
the last moment.
One group wanted
for life, while
not be a President, because a Committee would govern the country better; a third group
term of office would last seven years but who could not stand for re-election, because they were afraid he would spend his time
votes at the next election. In the end they chose George Washington as President for four years and let him
for re-election because they trusted him. But they were
to make rules in case a future President
badly and in fact these rules were used to get rid of President Nixon two hundred years later.