Only Two Terms for President

Theodore Roosevelt was the first President to seriously challenge the two-term limit precedent set by George Washington. When he was criticized for running a third time in 1912, he asserted that technically the 1904 campaign was his first true run for the Presidency. He originally took office in 1901 after President William McKinley was assassinated. Ultimately Roosevelt lost the election.

How may our history be different if Roosevelt did not lose the election?

Untitled. [Anti-Third Term Principle], cartoon by Clifford Berryman, October 1, 1912, Records of the U.S. Senate Collection.  

Learn more about the “Amending America” exhibit

even if Trump backs down on his more batshit policies he still:

  • has a violently homophobic vp
  • has an entire cabinet full of fascist, authoritarian actual politicians 
  • best case scenario will be used as a puppet for a Republican House and Senate
  • ran a campaign on white nationalism and popularized these ideas in modern-day American culture, resulting in many hatecrimes already and more to come
  • fucked us all over
  • will not be forgiven for it
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Vladimir Putin ordered attempt to influence US election, declassified report says

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin personally directed an attempt to harm Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to an intelligence report declassified and made public Friday.
  • The report, “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections,” noted that Moscow has for years attempted to meddle in American politics, but 2016 operations “demonstrated a significant escalation in directness, level of activity and scope of effort.” Read more
  • Afterward, Trump said in a statement that cyberattacks had no impact on the integrity of his victory. Read more