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# Why did you change from 4 presidential terms to 2 terms?

Updated: 9/16/2023

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It was never four presidential terms. George Washington originally established the precedent when he resigned after two, but they only set a limit of two after FDR had four terms throughout WWII (he died in his fourth), and Congress later thought he became to king-like.

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