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US presidents are elected to four-terms. They are allowed to serve a second term if they are re-elected but there is a two-term limit due to the 22nd amendment to the US Constitution which was ratified in 1951. Before this amendment there was a precedent set by Washington for the 2-term limit, but FDR was willing to break the precedent and ran for and was elected to four terms. He died in office before he could try for a fifth term.

The average per President of time served as President for all of the Presidents from Washington through Obama is 5.30 years. Mr. Jphelm cited the longest presidency above. The shortest was William Henry Harrison's 31 days in 1841.

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Ever since 1789, the US has had a president and the same Constitution which guides the election of new president every four years and clearly defines the powers of the president and the Congress and the Supreme Court.
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4 each term, but you are allowed to run for two terms, so many are in office for 8 years

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There have been presidents since March of 1789.

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George Washington's presidency started 224 years before April 2013.

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ever since he got elected

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