longest serving president was
Franklin Delano Roosevelt who served 4 terms and a
total of 12 years 1 month and 8 days as the president of the United States.
On March 21, 1947 America passed the twenty-second
amendment (Amendment XXII) to the United States Constitution and it was ratified
by the requisite number of states on February 26, 1951 which limited the term
any one person can serve as President.
The amendment read:
Section 1. No person shall be elected to
the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the
office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to
which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of
the President more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person
holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the Congress,
and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or
acting as President, during the term within which this article becomes operative
from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder
of such term.
Section 2. This article shall be
inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the
Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within
seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.
To sum it up, the longest any one person can serve as
President of the United States is 10 years, although no one has served longer
than 2 terms since Franklin Delano
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