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A person who has been vice president can be president for more than eight years. However, the longest time that he or she can be president is a total of 11 years.

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Why is amendment 22 important?

The 22nd Amendment states that no president will be elected to more than 2 terms or 10 years. Under traditional circumstances the president will be elected to a four year term, then will be re-elected to a second four year term. After serving the eight years, that president may not run again. The ten year clause exists in case a president were to be assassinated. If the president were to be killed, the vice president would then become president. If the (assassinated) president were to serve two years before being assassinated, the vice president would serve the remaining two years, and may run for two more terms (8 years), which would total ten. No one may serve more than ten years. This amendment was passed because many people feared that a president may gain too much power and never leave office.


What president said four more years of a full dinner pail?

President McKinley said four more years of a full dinner pail. The economy was booming in 1900, so the Republican slogan of "Four More Years of the Full Dinner Pail."


How long is the president and vice president elected for?

Four years. This is called a "term." No president can serve more than 2 consecutive terms, but can be elected again following a term that they did not serve as president.


How long can the president be in the office?

once voted 4years second vote 4 years by total 8 years. one man can be in office as a president for only 8 years in USA.


The Twenty-second Amendment to the Constitution sets the maximum number of years a President can serve to eight years?

Not exactly. It says the no one may be elected for more than two terms and that a person who has already served more than two years of a term to which another person was elected can only be elected for one more term. It follows that a person who has served for no more than two years of another person's term could be elected for 8 more years giving a total of at most ten years in office.

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Under no circumstances can any person hold the office of president for more than?

four years, if reelected, eight.


How can you be president for 10 years in a row?

You could, but only under unusual circumstances. The only way to serve 10 years is to be the vice-president who takes over for a president who has already served just two years. You finish out the two years and then get elected to two more terms of your own.


How many years does a predent gets to be president?

He gets to be president for 4 years, but can run a second time for 4 more years. The longest you can be elected president is 8 years.


Why can presidents only serve for 10 years?

The 22nd Amendment changed the Constitution to impose that limitation.


If vice president is president for 3 years and serves 4 more years can he run another term?

no he can not the limit is ten years


How long is Barack Obama's term as the president?

A president serves four years, and if he is re-elected, he may serve another four years. Mr. Obama was elected in 2008, and re-elected in 2012. Under the constitution, a president may not serve more than that, so when he term officially ends in January of 2017, he will no longer be president, having served eight years.


When president die after serve 2 years then vice president will become a president then can he run for 2 more terms?

YES. The Constitution states that a president can serve for 10 years or two terms. Since each term is 4 years, two terms is 8 years. In these cases, the Vice-President that becomes President can finish the two years, and then run for 2 more terms in office.


Why is amendment 22 important?

The 22nd Amendment states that no president will be elected to more than 2 terms or 10 years. Under traditional circumstances the president will be elected to a four year term, then will be re-elected to a second four year term. After serving the eight years, that president may not run again. The ten year clause exists in case a president were to be assassinated. If the president were to be killed, the vice president would then become president. If the (assassinated) president were to serve two years before being assassinated, the vice president would serve the remaining two years, and may run for two more terms (8 years), which would total ten. No one may serve more than ten years. This amendment was passed because many people feared that a president may gain too much power and never leave office.


Did john Adams die when he was president?

No. He lived for twenty-five more years after he was President.


How many tums can the president run in us?

There's no limit on the number of times a person can run for president, though they're limited to how many times they're allowed to serve as president (two full terms). If a vice-president becomes president, it's considered a full term if they were president for more than two years and not counted if they were president for less than two years. So the maximum length of time someone could be president under current law is 10 years.


Who is more successful in getting the bureaucracy to do what it wants the president or congress?

The federal bureaucracy is under the direction of the President.


Can the American president serve more than one term in office?

Yes, he may normally be eligible for two 4-year terms. But under the 22nd Amendment, a Vice President (or other) who serves more than 2 years of a preceding President's term may only be elected to the office once.