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This Day in History

January 20, 1937:

Franklin Delano Roosevelt is sworn in to his second term as US President.

The 20th Amendment to the Constitution made the president’s term begin on January 20th. Roosevelt was the first president to begin a term on this day. Before the 20th Amendment, the president’s term began on March 4. The change reduced the duration of the lame-duck session of Congress.

Taken From: This Day in History by Jim Daley; Copyright 2019; Publications International, Ltd.

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