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« on: December 21, 2012, 09:03:31 am »

The Congress proposed the Twenty-second Amendment on March 24, 1947. The proposed amendment was adopted on February 27, 1951. The following states ratified the amendment:

1. Maine (March 31, 1947)
2. Michigan (March 31, 1947)
3. Iowa (April 1, 1947)
4. Kansas (April 1, 1947)
5. New Hampshire (April 1, 1947)
6. Delaware (April 2, 1947)
7. Illinois (April 3, 1947)
8. Oregon (April 3, 1947)
9. Colorado (April 12, 1947)
10. California (April 15, 1947)
11. New Jersey (April 15, 1947)
12. Vermont (April 15, 1947)
13. Ohio (April 16, 1947)
14. Wisconsin (April 16, 1947)
15. Pennsylvania (April 29, 1947)
16. Connecticut (May 21, 1947)
17. Missouri (May 22, 1947)
18. Nebraska (May 23, 1947)
19. Virginia (January 28, 1948)
20. Mississippi (February 12, 1948)
21. New York (March 9, 1948)
22. South Dakota (January 21, 1949)
23. North Dakota (February 25, 1949)
24. Louisiana (May 17, 1950)
25. Montana (January 25, 1951)
26. Indiana (January 29, 1951)
27. Idaho (January 30, 1951)
28. New Mexico (February 12, 1951)
29. Wyoming (February 12, 1951)
30. Arkansas (February 15, 1951)
31. Georgia (February 17, 1951)
32. Tennessee (February 20, 1951)
33. Texas (February 22, 1951)
34. Nevada (February 26, 1951)
35. Utah (February 26, 1951)
36. Minnesota (February 27, 1951)

Ratification was completed on February 27, 1951. The amendment was subsequently ratified by the following states:

1. North Carolina (February 28, 1951)
2. South Carolina (March 13, 1951)
3. Maryland (March 14, 1951)
4. Florida (April 16, 1951)
5. Alabama (May 4, 1951)

In addition, the following states voted to reject the amendment:

1. Oklahoma (June 1947)
2. Massachusetts (June 9, 1949)

The following states took no action to consider the amendment:

1. Arizona
2. Kentucky
3. Rhode Island
4. Washington
5. West Virginia

(Neither Alaska nor Hawaii had yet achieved statehood status at the time.)
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