According to the 22nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, a president can serve only two terms, or 8 years in office. In exceptional circumstances, it is possible for a former vice president to serve 10 years as president.Know More
The 22nd Amendment was passed in Congress in 1947, immediately following Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency. Roosevelt served three full terms and part of a fourth before his death; he was the first and only president to serve more than two terms.
The 22nd Amendment limits a president's number of terms to two. However, if a vice president takes over for a president with less than two years of his term remaining, that vice president is allowed to run for two more terms, for a total maximum of 10 years serving as president. This has never happened in U.S. history.Learn more about US History
Teddy Roosevelt served almost two terms as president. He became president after William McKinley was assassinated on Sept. 14, 1901, six months into his term as president.Full Answer >
The four U.S. presidents who served in office without a vice president were John Tyler, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson and Chester A. Arthur. Each of these four men were vice presidents succeeding presidents who died in office at a time when no constitutional provision existed for choosing a vice-presidential successor.Full Answer >
John F. Kennedy served 1,037 days as the president of the United States. Kennedy was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 1961 and was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963.Full Answer >
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected to four terms as president of the United States and died while serving his last term. He is the only U.S. president to have served more than two terms.Full Answer >