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In the 21st century, the American political world revolves around a handful of key dates. But prior to 1933, March 4th was the biggest day on the calendar, next to Election Day.
Today we celebrate the ratification of not one, but two constitutional amendments: the 20th Amendment (ratified January 23, 1933) and the 24th Amendment (ratified January 23, 1964). Here’s what you need to know. The 20th Amendment What it did It reduced by several months the time between the election and inauguration of the president and […]
Today we celebrate the ratification of not one, but two constitutional amendments: the 20th Amendment (ratified Jan. 23, 1933) and the 24th Amendment (ratified Jan. 23, 1964). Here’s what you need to know.
“A very undesirable legislative condition.” That is how the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, gathering in 1932, referred to the period after a bi-annual election and before the swearing in of the new Congress. The committee was describing reasons why the nation should adopt what turned out to be the twentieth amendment to the Constitution. […]