Do you have to have an American accent to become the US President?

For example, if I was born in the US to an American father and Australian mother, and I was raised in Australia as a dual US-Australian citizen, would me having an accent be an issue?

10 Answers

  • 6 months ago
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    At this point, you'd be a novelty act.

  • Jeff D
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    In addition to having been born a US citizen, any President must also have been a US resident for at least 14 years, so any accent might be gone (or rather diminished) by then. Beyond that, the sample size of American Presidents is so small that it's hard to assess the impact of something like that.

  • 6 months ago

    No. That's just not a requirement.

  • 6 months ago

    No. As long as you meet the basic entry requirements then that’s fine

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  • 6 months ago

    No. If you got enough votes in the right states, you could still be President.

  • Clive
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Not according to the US constitution. If you're a US citizen by birth and are over 35, you qualify.

    Whether they would understand you is another matter. I'm British and have been mistaken for Australian in the USA. Bloody ridiculous - I sound like the younger members of the royal family, certainly not "Strine". They must have cloth ears. But then, being British, I'm well used to the wide variety of accents in my own country and have an ear for them, which Americans don't.

  • zeno
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    I don't care about the accent just your ideology.

    Are Australians socialists or are they for a free market With a constitution and rule of law and

    Private property and a self sufficient working

    People who do not rely of government for

    Health care or hand outs? We are fed up

    With lying socialist.

    • J Down Under6 months agoReport

      Australia does have a free universal public healthcare system (just like New Zealand, Canada, the UK or every other country in the EU) as well as a social welfare system called Centrelink but we do believe in the free market and have a constitution as well.

  • 6 months ago

    Yes, it would. People would think you are a foreigner.

  • 6 months ago

    Probably not anymore, anyone can become president now. We live in a society with no standards, standards are ‘hurtful.’

  • 6 months ago

    It would only be an issue because the other side would likely slander you by claiming you weren't a "true" American or something. It shouldn't affect your eligibility to run for President.

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