Republicans Win Control Of Congress And Change The Constitution

1946

For the first time since the beginning of the Depression, Republicans win control of both the Senate and House of Representatives in 1946. Among the party’s chief objectives is a constitutional amendment that will prevent another President from running for more than two terms. With the support of President Harry Truman, who took office in 1945 after Franklin Roosevelt’s death, Congress approves the Twenty-second Amendment and sends it to the states, with a seven-year deadline for ratification.