Fortunately, White House hopefuls can significantly increase their odds by following two steps.
Step 1: Go to Law School
Note, this graph accounts for the most formative profession of each president
Every teenager who fantasizes about residing in the White House would do well to order an LSAT book and stir up some healthy debate in class. More than half of all U.S. presidents have a background in law, including Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The second most common presidential career choice is the military, where chief executives like Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ulysses S. Grant, and of course, George Washington, got their start before assuming the Oval Office. Business came in third, with 6 total presidents, including George H.W. Bush, who formed the Bush-Overbey Oil Co. in 1951.
Step 2: Secure the Vice Presidency
Although presidents have launched their careers in a wide range of fields, every…
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