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A History Of The Third Term Tradition, 1789-1928 : A Thesis ..., Elmer Ellsworth Stevens Jan 1940

A History Of The Third Term Tradition, 1789-1928 : A Thesis ..., Elmer Ellsworth Stevens

University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations

In discussing the Third Term Tradition, I have tried to compile a. history of the precedent rather than an argument for or against it. From Washington to Franklin Roosevelt many different viewoints and arguments have been advanced. Out of the wealth of material which is available I have attempted so far as possible to select impartially representative utterances on both sides of the question.

In our national history there have been several presidential elections in which the third term question was a major issue. That is especially true of the campaign (1940) which is now being fought. However, this paper ...