22nd Amendment of the US Constitution: Term Limits of the President

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The term limits of the president is defined by the 22nd Amendment of the US Constitution in 1947 which reads:

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.” http://www.usconstitution.net/

Throughout US history only Franklin D. Roosevelt served three terms. After the 22nd amendment, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush won two presidential terms. Because Bill Clinton is ineligible to run again, he has fielded Hillary Clinton. Barely 2 month before the 2008 November election, there are speculations that the Democrats are considering dunking Joe Biden to correct the “wrong” in Obama’s choice for his running mate. =0=

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