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Proposals during the Constitutional Convention ranged from 3 to 20 years, with some preferring 7 years. But eventually a midpoint term was chosen between Representatives (2 years) and Senators (6 years). And it was not until 1946 that the informal two-term limit was made mandatory.

Under the Articles of Confederation, the Congress elected a presiding officer (President of Congress) for each session, none for more than a year and no re-elections.

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