Limitation of the President's Tenure

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New Proposals for a Single-Term Presidency

Franklin D. Roosevelt will be inaugurated for his second term as President on January 20, 1937. At the same time a determined drive will be underway in the 75th Congress, which convenes January 5, to impose restrictions on the tenure of office of future Presidents. Senator Burke (D., Neb.) announced, December 5, that he would sponsor a constitutional amendment to limit the presidential tenure to one term of six years and to prohibit reelection. Bipartisan support for the proposal was ...

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