The 22nd Amendment

By: Olivia Hunter

Only serve 2 terms in office

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.

Date the 22nd Amendment was passed

It was passed on March 21, 1947

Why is the 22nd Amendment important today

According to the Bill of Rights Institute, the 22nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states that a president is allowed only two terms in office. The amendment relates to the idea of checks and balances and how they help to reduce abuse of power. Checks and balances, states the National Constitution Center, prevent any branch of the government from becoming too powerful.