Amendment Twenty
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Amendment Twenty: A simple amendment that sets the dates at which federal (United States) government elected offices end. In also defines who succeeds the president if the president dies.
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Summary: Three sections - no amendments applicable. The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th of January. The terms of Senators and Representatives shall end at noon on the 3rd of January. The terms of their successors shall then begin. The congress shall assemble at least once every year at noon on the 3rd day of January unless they by law appoint a different day. If a President-elect dies before assuming office the Vice-President-elect shall become President. In the event neither the President elect nor the Vice-President elect qualifies for office the Congress may, by law, declare who shall act as president or prescribe the manner in which a president is selected. The person so appointed shall preside as president until a qualified President of Vice-President is determined.
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Language Amended Out: Nothing has been amended out.
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Ratification date: 1/23/1933
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