Amendments to the US Constitution, Question:

 What did Amendment 20 change? 


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Amendment 20 has three main points. 

  • Point 1: The president's term will begin on Jan 20 following the election and newly elected congressmen will take over on the 3rd of January following the election. 
  • Point 2: Congress shall convene on Jan 3rd of each year. 
  • Point 3: It defines the succession following the death of a president who is elected, but has not yet taken office.