On February 27, 1951, the 22nd Amendment was ratified, blocking any President from serving more than two terms or 10 years in office. So why was there a big push for tenure for the chief executive?
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On Presidents Day 2015, Constitution Daily looks at two “what if” scenarios that would have given us 10 different Presidents through history. What factor would have given us Samuel Tilden, Willie Mangum or Aaron Burr as the nation’s leader.
The Constitution now sets January 20th as inauguration day every four years, but it was 70 years ago today that a historical first – and last occurred: The inauguration of a U.S. President to a fourth term in office.
On November 5, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a third term in office—an unprecedented act that would be barred by a constitutional amendment a decade later.
Following Franklin D. Roosevelt’s election to third and fourth terms, this amendment set a future limit at two terms.