22nd Amendment

 

Harry S Truman

What is the 22nd Amendment?
The 22nd Amendment is about the limit of a Presidential term.

Summary of the 22nd Amendment
Summary: The 22nd Amendment was ratified in 1951, during the administration of Harry Truman,
stating that a person may not be elected President more than twice.

When was the 22nd Amendment passed?
Amendment XXII was passed by Congress on March 21, 1947 and ratified on February 27, 1951.

22nd Amendment - Presidential term limited
Harry Truman was the 33rd President of the United States whose presidency spanned from April 12, 1945 to January 20, 1953. One of the key events during his presidency was the ratification of the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution.

Cause and Reason for the 22nd Amendment
The cause or reason for this addition to the Constitution was to due to the long presidency of FDR who had been elected President four times. All other presidents, up to the FDR presidency, had served a maximum of 2 terms and a limit on presidential terms was greatly supported.

22nd Amendment Meaning, Explanation and Summary
The meaning of the words and phrases in the 22nd Amendment of the Constitution are explained as follows:

22nd Amendment: Meaning of the Words of the Amendment

  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 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.

  Explanation & Meaning: A person shall not be elected president more than twice.

If a vice president becomes president, on the death or removal of the president, and serves more than 2 years as president, then he can only be elected as president once.

This will not stop the current president (Harry Truman) from being elected president two, or more, times.

  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.

  Meaning: This will not become part of the Constitution unless three fourths of the state legislatures ratify it within 7 years.

22nd Amendment: Meaning of the Words of the Twenty-second Amendment

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22nd Amendment Text - The Twenty-second Amendment
The original full text of the 22nd Amendment of the Constitution is as follows:

22nd Amendment Text

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 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.

22nd Amendment - Video of the Presidency of Harry Truman
The above information provides the text, definition and summary of the amendment. The following Harry Truman video will give you additional important facts and dates about both the personal life and political life of the 33rd President of the United States whose presidency spanned from April 12, 1945 to January 20, 1953.

 

 

 

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