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The limitation of Presidential terms of office are specified in the 22nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The amendment was passed by Congress on March 24, 1947 and ratified on February 27, 1951. The amendment excluded Truman who was in office. The first President to whom it applied was Dwight Eisenhower who took office on January 20,1953.

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