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Ratification 22nd Amendment Limiting the Presidency

February 27 @ 12:00 am 12:00 pm

The 22nd Amendment was passed in 1951.  Its history has a few very colorful anecdotes.  For example, President Grant was certain he could win a third election.  In those days the candidate for a party was chosen by votes of delegates to their Convention.  In 1880 the first 35 votes were indeterminant.  Grant’s enemies joined forces to oust Grant on the 36th vote.  James Garfield became the Republican candidate for 1880.  He was assassinated after 200 days in office.  Read more>>>

Section 1

No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

Section 2

This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.

Ratification 22nd Amendment Limiting the Presidency