His/301 Us Constitution Pros And Cons

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Alyssa Quatraro June 26, 2012 His/301 U.S Constitution Charlotte Lopez-Schermer All twenty-seven amendments have been ratified by a 2/3 voted from the majority from the House of Representatives and the Senate. Article V of the Constitution states, “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode…show more content…
Roosevelt was elected to office four times! There was a feeling that this was too long for anyone to be president, so the 22nd imposed term limits on the presidency. Roosevelt had died before the ratification in 1951, so he had no opportunity to be elected a fifth time, but the principle is a good one. Too many years of one person at the helm is probably not a good idea.” If we Americans are happy with the performance of the current president, why are we forcing them out of office? According to teacher.scholastic.com, “The 22nd Amendment robs us of the most experienced people for the office. Why not let the American people decide if they want to take advantage of that service instead of risking the job on an untried leader?” The reason the 22nd amendment was passed was to turn an unwritten rule into an enforceable one. Even if they didn't pass it, no one is really going to run for a third term unless there are some extreme circumstances to justify it. The positive thing about the 22nd amendment is it prevents presidents to gradually gain too much power over the years which would lessen the dictatorship in the…show more content…
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