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  • Well, there are 6 different sections in the 20th amendment.
  • Mom, what's the 20th amendment?
  • Basically it is about the term and election of the president.
  • Okay, what date did they make this?
  • They had a court order in 1803 about this but didn't make it official until January 23,1933.
  • What do the 6 sections mean?
  • Fact #1: They ratified this amendment on January 23, 1933.
  • Well the first and second sections talk about the term of their presidency and the sessions of congress.
  • What about the other four?
  • The third and fourth are about what would happen if the president died before or during his time of presidency.
  • Fact #2: This amendment was passed by Congress on March 2, 1932.
  • What are the fifth and sixth about?
  • Fact #3: This amendment was made during the great depression and 1803 was its worst year.
  • These two are about when the whole election is over and it will take place on October 15th and how long the terms will be.
  • Wow, that is a lot of work. Thank you, I understand now.
  • Fact #4: The "lame-duck" period was shortened by 2 months by moving inauguration day, for both President and the Congress, up from March to January. Lame-duck is when one congress meets after the President is elected, but before the term begins. Inauguration is the ceremony to mark the beginning of something.
  • Fact #5: The court case that started this amendment was from 1801-1804 and the people that were in the court case was William Marbury v. James Madison. Marbury was a federalist and Madison was an anti-federalist.
  • Fact #6: The president at the time was John Adams.
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