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Category: Constitutional Amendments 11-27

The 25th Amendment – The “Succession Act”

The Twenty-Fifth Amendment was approved by Congress on April 13, 1965, and ratified on February 10, 1967. Often referred to as the “Succession Act,” the Amendment was drafted to resolve outstanding issues related to vacancies, both permanent and temporary, in the Office of the President.

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The 22nd Amendment – Presidential Term Limits

The Twenty-Second Amendment was proposed by Congress on March 21, 1947, and ratified on February 27, 1951.  Comprised of two sections, it sets a two-term (four years each) limit for an elected President, and those restrictions apply to an individual who becomes president, but not through the election process, and serves for more than two years.

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The 21st Amendment – Federal Prohibition Ends

The Twenty-First Amendment was proposed by Congress on February 20, 1933 and ratified by the states on December 5, 1933.  Comprised of three sections, it repealed the Eighteenth Amendment ending the federal government’s ban on the importation, manufacture, sale, and/or transportation of intoxicating liquors in the United States.

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