We all know that American Presidents can only serve two terms, but an unprecedented incident happened during the time of world war 2. Franklin D Roosevelt has won the presidential election four times! Yes that was an extra ordinary exception. For this matter Roosevelt will be always remembered in the Presidential Election history of United States!
one person can only be in the job for a maximum of eight years. (The only exception to this was Franklin D Roosevelt, who was elected for a special third term during the height of World War Two).
Franklin D Roosevelt was elected to his first term in 1932 and is regarded as one of the country’s most revered and influential presidents, having implemented legislation that helped extract the country from the Great Depression. Roosevelt died in office in April 1945 after succumbing to a stroke while vacationing in Warm Springs, Georgia. After his death, Congress passed the 22nd Amendment in 1951, prohibiting future presidents from serving more than two terms.
The United States presidential elections are always held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Americans vote for people called ‘electors’ in their state who are supporting the candidate they want to become president – this process is called the ‘Electoral College’The more people who live in a state, the more electors there are for that state. So California for example, with a population of 38.8 million, has 55 votes – while Delaware, (pop. 936,000), has just three votes.
There are currently 538 electors in total, corresponding to the 435 Representatives (congressmen and women) and 100 Senators, plus the three additional electors from the District of Columbia. The Constitution prohibits any federal official, elected or appointed, from being an elector.
The candidate with the most electors wins all the state’s electoral college votes and the first candidate to win enough states to get to 270 electoral votes is elected to that office.