Thematic essay question


Following on the heels of the establishment of the



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Following on the heels of the establishment of the Hoover Commission and with Republicans winning a majority in Congress after the 1946 elections, they introduced an amendment to limit the president to two terms. The amendment caps the service of a president at 10 years. If a person succeeds to the office of president without election and serves less than two years, he may run for two full terms; otherwise, a person succeeding to office of president can serve no more than a single elected term. Although there have been some calls for repeal of the amendment, because it disallows voters to democratically elect the president of their choice, it has proved uncontroversial over the years. Nevertheless, presidents who win a second term in office are often referred to as ‘lame ducks,’ and the race to succeed them often begins even before their inauguration to a second term.” ~ Britannica


Look at the thematic essay question again. Which two events will you choose? By the way, you may choose an event on the suggestions list that is not included in the gathering facts section of this packet.

In addition, in your own words, summarize each suggested Amendment to the Constitution:




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