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The term limits for the president were put in place by an amendment to the Constitution. The president can only be elected as president two times and if he served for more than half of a term to which he was not elected, he can only be elected for one term.

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There were no term limits specified in the original constitution. That changed when the 22nd amendment was ratified.

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There were no limits at first.

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Q: When the constitution was adopted how many terms could a president serve?
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