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The president can serve up to eight years, which is two terms. A term is four years.

A limit has been set, so our government will not become a Dictatorship.

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What is the maximum number of terms for a president?

There is no overall maximum number of terms that someone can be President of the USA, but there is a limit of two consecutive terms. It is possible that someone could serve two terms, sit out a term, then serve two more terms.


How many terms can the us president serve?

The US President can serve a maximum two full terms. One term is four years. A president who finishes another president's term which has less than two years to go, can still serve two more full terms. Therefore, in theory, it is possible to serve for 10 years in this special case.


How long is a president president for?

They serve in four year terms. Currently, a president can only serve 2 terms.


What is the maximum number of terms a president can serve?

A president can serve no more than two full terms.


How did the 22nd amendment limit the power of the president of the US?

The 22nd amendment added term limits to the Presidency. The original Constitution did not limit how many terms the President can serve. The 22nd amendment was enacted after Franklin D Roosevelt served four terms as President. The 22nd amendment limits an individual to two four year terms (a President who assumes office by reason other than an election (impreachment or death of the current president) can serve two full terms if he assumes office in the last two years of the former president's term and only one full term if he assumes office in the first two years of the former president. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/22nd_amendment for more information

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How long can a person be selected as vice president?

The Vice-president is elected for four-years along with the president. There is no limit on how many terms a vice-president can serve.


What is the limit on how many terms and total years to which a president can be elected?

The limit on the amount of terms a president can serve is two. Each term is four years so the limit on the amount of years a president can serve is eight. A president must be re-elected in order to serve a second term.


How many terms could a president serve in 1860?

There was no official limit on terms at the time.


How long is a president term and how terms can you serve?

One term as President is four years, with a limit of two terms.


How many terms can a president serve after being elected what amendment addresses this term limit?

Technically, there is no legal limit to the number of terms a person can serve as U. S. President. The 22nd Amendment to the U. S. Constitution limits the number of times a person can be elected U. S. President to two. Those who previously served at least two years as President or Acting President can be elected only once.


Why was a limit set on the number of terms a president may serve?

Well there was a president and he fixed it the constituion up, yup


What is the total number of terms a person can serve as president?

2


How many terms can a vice president run for?

There is no term limit on Vice Presidents (at least in the US). However, the Vice President must be eligible to be President, so no one who has reached the limit of two terms as President may be Vice President.


How many terms can a person serve as president of US?

2 terms which is the same as 8 years and every four years there is an election


How many terms can a person serve as senator?

they serve a term of six years i do not think there is a limit to how many terms they can serve but i know the term is served for six years


Can a Vice President become Vice President again with a new President?

I don't believe there is a limit to the number of terms an individual can serve as vice president.


How many terms can a congress person be allowed to serve in congress?

A Congress person does not have a limit on the number of terms he or she can serve in Congress. This lack of restriction has inspired much debate recently.