Opposition to the 22nd Amendment: The National Committee Against Limiting the Presidency and its Activities, 1949–1951

  title={Opposition to the 22nd Amendment: The National Committee Against Limiting the Presidency and its Activities, 1949–1951},
  author={Bernard Lemelin},
  journal={Canadian Review of American Studies},
  pages={133 - 148}
  • B. Lemelin
  • Published 2 January 2019
  • History
  • Canadian Review of American Studies
On March 24, 1947, as a posthumous slap at Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his unprecedented four terms in the White House, the Republicans of the 80th Congress passed the Twenty-second Amendment to the Constitution limiting presidents to two terms. With the ratification by a 36th state (Ne- vada), it finally became law on February 26, 1951. According to Massachu- setts Congressman Joseph Martin of the Grand Old Party, this landmark event represented nothing less than a "victory for the people… 


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