No Crown for Franklin: The Twenty-Second Amendment and the Eclipse of the New Deal
National Archives at Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
6:00 p.m. reception/6:30 p.m. program
Garrett Epps will discuss No Crown for Franklin: The Twenty-Second Amendment and the Eclipse of the New Deal. One of the infrequently discussed Constitutional Amendments is the 22nd, which limits the number terms a President of the United States is allowed to serve. Upon its debut, and depending upon one’s opinion, it either created lame duck Presidents or opened the way for new blood to serve in office. Along with the proposed Bricker Amendment (and other efforts to limit executive power) in the post Franklin Roosevelt-era, the 22nd Amendment debate was in theory over Constitutional principles, as well as precedents and often left out its origins in partisanship and political ambitions. Epps will discuss the 22nd Amendment, which was passed during the Truman presidency and was originally aimed at Roosevelt, as a reflection of the shift in politics in 1946 and the impact it has had since the Truman presidency. This program is presented in partnership with the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum and the Truman Center at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.
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