Section 2. Time for ratification. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states within seven years from the date of its submission to the states by the congress.

Terms Used In U.S. Constitution 22nd Amendment

  • amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.

[Proposed by Congress in 1947 and adopted by the required number of states in 1951]