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The restriction is not on consecutive terms but on two terms. For a bit of the history of the amendment and for the amendment itself, with all the details of the restriction, see http://www.post-gazette.com/nation/20021127amendment_22p9.asp

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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 long can a president serve for and how many terms?

In the usa, the president can serve up to two terms, each being 4 years. The president can only serve the second term if he/she is elected again.


How many terms of presidency?

FDR was elected to 4 terms. After he died during his fourth term, the Congress passed a law. The President of the USA can serve no more than 2 full terms as President (if he/she is Vice President to a President that dies in office, then they can serve the remaining term as President and serve an additional two terms in office). Therefore President Harry Truman could serve two full terms as President in addition to the term he finished up for FDR. (HST only ran for more term). LBJ could serve as two full terms plus the term he was Vice President for JFK. LBJ only served one full term as President. He did not run again in 1968.


Who was the 22nd president of the United States?

Grover Cleveland (Stephen Grover Cleveland, 1837-1908) was the 22nd US President (1885-1889). He was also the 24th President (1893-1897), the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. He was beaten in the electoral college in 1888 by Benjamin Harrison, even though he led in the popular vote.Stephen Grover ClevelandGrover Cleveland was the 22nd president of the USA. He was also the 24thGrover Cleveland Grover Cleveland.Ben Franklin


How many years can one person hold office as President of the USA?

Almost twelve years. Only two elected terms are allowed, under the Constitution. However, a sitting Vice President would succeed a President who has died in office and, following that, may be elected for two more terms of office.

Related questions

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 president serve?

Two terms of office in the USA


How long can a president serve for and how many terms?

In the usa, the president can serve up to two terms, each being 4 years. The president can only serve the second term if he/she is elected again.


How many terms of presidency?

FDR was elected to 4 terms. After he died during his fourth term, the Congress passed a law. The President of the USA can serve no more than 2 full terms as President (if he/she is Vice President to a President that dies in office, then they can serve the remaining term as President and serve an additional two terms in office). Therefore President Harry Truman could serve two full terms as President in addition to the term he finished up for FDR. (HST only ran for more term). LBJ could serve as two full terms plus the term he was Vice President for JFK. LBJ only served one full term as President. He did not run again in 1968.


How many years did president Ronald Reagan rule over America?

Ronald Reagan was President of the USA from 1981 to 1988.


What number president was Ronald Reagan?

Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the USA, if, as is the custom, you count Cleveland twice, since he served non-consecutive terms Reagan was only the 39th different person to be president.


Who was the 22nd president of the United States?

Grover Cleveland (Stephen Grover Cleveland, 1837-1908) was the 22nd US President (1885-1889). He was also the 24th President (1893-1897), the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. He was beaten in the electoral college in 1888 by Benjamin Harrison, even though he led in the popular vote.Stephen Grover ClevelandGrover Cleveland was the 22nd president of the USA. He was also the 24thGrover Cleveland Grover Cleveland.Ben Franklin


How many years can one person hold office as President of the USA?

Almost twelve years. Only two elected terms are allowed, under the Constitution. However, a sitting Vice President would succeed a President who has died in office and, following that, may be elected for two more terms of office.


Who is our current year 2015 vice president?

Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. is the 47th and current Vice President of the United States. With President Obama, Joe Biden has served 2 consecutive terms.


What US president has won the popular vote but did not become president of the USA?

John Quincy Adams lost the popular vote to Andrew Jackson in 1824 Ruterford B Hayes lost the popular vote to Samuel Tilden in 1876 Grover Cleveland lost the popular vote to Benjamin Harrison in 1888, which interupted his terms as presidency giving Cleveland the distinction of being the ony president to serve non-consecutive terms George W. Bush lost the popular vote to Al Gore Jr in 2000


Who is youngest president to serve?

Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest president of USA. He was (43 years,10months,18days) when he was elected as the president


What country did John F Kennedy lead?

He was the 34th person to become President, but the 35th President, since the two non-consecutive terms of Grover Cleveland are counted as two separate American Presidencies.