Twenty-Second Amendment

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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 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.


This amendment applies term limits of two full terms to the office of President. Prior to the amendment, it had been traditional for Presidents to not run for a third term, a precedent set forth by George Washington; the tradition was broken when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to four consecutive terms between 1933 and 1945. The amendment was passed by Congress in 1947 and ratified by the states in 1951.


Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America

Bill of Rights:

  1. 1 - Freedom of speech, Freedom of the press, Freedom of religion, etc.
  2. 2 - Right to bear arms
  3. 3 - Quartering of soldiers
  4. 4 - Warrants
  5. 5 - Due process
  6. 6 - Right to a speedy trial
  7. 7 - Right by trial of a jury
  8. 8 - No cruel or unusual punishments
  9. 9 - Unenumerated rights
  10. 10 - Power to the people and states

  1. 11 - Immunity of states to foreign suits
  2. 12 - Revision of presidential election procedures
  3. 13 - Abolition of slavery
  4. 14 - Citizenship
  5. 15 - Racial suffrage
  6. 16 - Federal income tax
  7. 17 - Direct election to the United States Senate
  8. 18 - Prohibition of alcohol
  9. 19 - Women's suffrage
  10. 20 - Terms of the presidency
  11. 21 - Repeal of Eighteenth Amendment
  12. 22 - Limits the president to two terms
  13. 23 - Electoral College
  14. 24 - Prohibition of poll taxes
  15. 25 - Presidential disabilities
  16. 26 - Voting age lowered to 18
  17. 27 - Variance of congressional compensation
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