Monday, September 8, 2008

8: Countdown to Constitution Day

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945

Today's Topic: The 20th & 22nd Amendments

20th Amendment: The President used to be inaugurated in March. The inauguration was moved up to January, to stop "lame duck" government. FDR was the last president to be inaugurated in March. The 20th Amendment was added in 1933.

  • 96:83. In what month is the new President inaugurated?
22nd Amendment: The President cannot serve for more than two terms. FDR was elected to four terms as president and died in office. The 22nd Amendment was added in 1951.
  • 96:44. How many full terms can a President serve?
  • 100:26. We elect a President for how many years?
  • 100:80. Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?

VOANews: 'Happy Days Are Here Again': FDR, One of America's Greatest PresidentsFranklin Delano Roosevelt served longer than any other U.S. president. With his New Deal, he led the nation through its worst economic crisis. And, until his death, he led America through World War Two.

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