Text of the 20th Amendment to the US Constitution

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Text of the 20th Amendment to the US Constitution - Lame Duck Amendment Text Washington, January 23...
Lame Duck Amendment Text Washington, January 23 (AP) The text of the" Twentieth Amendment to the; Constitution, which was ratified by the thirty-sixth state today, follows: Section 1. The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and, the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended If this article had not been rat- History Of Amendment Washington, January 23 (AP) Here is a thumb-nail history of the Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution: First approved by the Senate, February, 1923. Killed by the House. Adopted again by the Senate, March, 1924. Not considered by the House. Third passage by the Senate, February, 1926. House failed to act. Senate approved again, January, 1928. House vote, March, 1928, showed majority but not the needed two-thirds. Fifth adoption in Senate, June, 1929; House approved a compromise measure, February 24, 1931. Died In Conference Committee. For sixth time, approved by Senate, February, 1932. House approved with slight amendments same month. Final agreement, March 2, 1932. The proposal going to the states. ' First ratification, by Virginia, March 4, 1932.. ifled; and the terms of their successors bhall then begin. Section. 2. The Congress shall as semble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3d day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day. Section 3. If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President-Elect shall have died, the Vice Presldent-Elect shall become President. If a President shall not have been cho sen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President-Elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President- Elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Congress may by law pro vide for the case wherein neither a President-Elect nor a Vice Presl- dent-Elect shall have qualified, de claring who shall then act as Pres ident, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified. Section 4 The Congress' may be law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the House of Representa tives may choose a President when ever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them, and for the death of any of the persons from whom the Senate may choose a Vice President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them. Section 6 Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect upon the fifteenth day of October following the ratification of this article. Section 6 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 year from the date of its submission,. - .. -

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 24 Jan 1933, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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