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The 20th Amendment establishes the beginning and ending of the terms of all elected federal offices.

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The 20th Amendment specifies that the President and Vice President shall begin their terms of office on January 20th. The Amendment was ratified on January 23,


Amendment 20 moved the beginning of the president's term to January 20, from March 4.


The president takes office on January 20th following the November election. See the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.


The 20th amendment which is also known as the "lame duck" amendment establishes beginning and ending dates for the terms of the president and Congress.


January 20th following the election. Prior to the election of 1936, presidents took office on March 4 following the election. The 20th amendment changed this.


The 20th amendment moved the inauguration day for the president up to January 20. It was March 4 prior to the ratification of this amendment.


The 20th amendment changed the president's inauguration from March 4th to January 20th. This way, after the election in November, the U.S wasn't waiting as long for the new president to take office.


At noon on the 20th in January. The 20th Amendment states: "The terms of the President and Vice-President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January." The new President and VP take office immediately upon conclusion of the preceding terms.



12th Amendment- Revises presidential election procedures 20th Amendment- New President takes office on January 20th 22nd Amendment- President can only have 2 terms 25th Amendment- Rules for who becomes president if something happens to the president


Woodrow Wilson served from 1913 to 1921 and was in office when the 18th amendment was ratified on January 16, 1919.


The 20th amendment sets the time at noon on January 20, changing it from the March 4 date given by amendment 12.


Because that is what the constitution says. The 20th amendment specified this date. Prior to the ratification of that amendment in 1933, inaugurations took place in March; to shorten the time between when the president was elected and when he took office, the 20th amendment was passed.


The date and time of January 20 at noon was set by the Twentieth Amendment in 1933.


By the adoption of the Twentieth Amendment of the Constitution, the terms of President and Vice-President end at noon on the 20th of January.


This amendment changed the date of the inauguration to an earlier date. The purpose was to eliminate the time a lame duck president would be able to stay in office.


Since the 20th amendment to the US Constitution, it is always on January 20.


the 22nd amendment is important because it limits our president to two terms in office if this amendment was revoked then this would be an injustice to any person who did not like the president in office.


The terms of U. S. Senators and Representatives always begin and end on the 3rd of January after the election. The date was changed to 3 January from 4 March in 1933 by the 20th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, the same amendment that changed the presidential Inauguration Day to 20 January.


Yes. The terms of office of the President and Vice President begin on January 20th as specified in the 20th amendment of the U.S. Constitution.


The 25th Amendment states that the Vice President takes office if anything happens to the President.


The 25th amendment concerns the appointment of a Vice President.


January 20th, as agreed by the 20th amendment to the U.S. constitution. The term of office for the out-going president ends at noon on that day, so the inaugeration is held shortly afterwards.


The President-Elect takes office on January 20.January 20, 2009January 20


The president takes office January 20



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