- Passed on 24 March 1947 and ratified on 26 February 1951, the Twenty-Second Amendment was passed to prevent an individual from being elected president more than twice and to establish that no president who had served more than two years of a term could be elected more than once. The amendment did not to apply to President Harry S. Truman, but he did not stand for reelection in 1952.♦♦♦Passed by Congress 21 March 1947; Ratified 27 February 1951. 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. 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.
Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era . Neil A. Wynn . 2015.
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