No Third Term Blue

No Third Term Blue Political Button Museum
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NO THIRD TERM
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Large bold white text on a blue background.  A small union bug is located at the bottom.  

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This button refers to the debate surrounding the 1940 presidential election in which the incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt campaigned for a third term. At the time, Congress was in the midst of proposing a constitutional amendment which would have limited presidents to only one six year term, however that amendment eventually failed to pass. Despite the 1940 admendment's failure, on March 21, 1947, the 22nd amendment was added to the constitution in order to officially limit presidents to two, four year terms in office.

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PO0028
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