A state government can be sued only in it’s own courts.
Election of President and Vice President (1804)
Electors vote for President and Vice President on separate ballots.
Abolition of Slavery (1865)
Slavery is abolished, or made illegal, in the United States.
Rights of Citizens (1868)
Every citizen of the United States is also a citizen of the state in which he or she lives. No state may pass a law limiting the rights of citizens or take away a person’s life, liberty, or property unfairly. Every person must be treated equally under the law
No person may be denied the right to vote because of race.
Income tax (1913)
Congress has the right to tax people’s incomes.
Direct Election of Senators (1913)
United States senators are elected directly by the people of their states.
Bans the manufacture, sale or transportation of any alcohol in the United States.
19th Amendment Gives women the right to vote in elections.
Women’s Rights to Vote (1920)
Terms of Office (1933)
Describes the process between the election and when the new President officially takes office.
Repeal of Prohibition (1933)
Erases the 18th amendment – the prohibition of alcohol.
Two-Term Limit for Presidents (1951)
Limits a President to two consecutive terms of office.
Presidential Elections for District of Columbia (1961)
People who live in Washington, D.C, have the right to vote for President and Vice President.
Poll Tax (1964)
No citizen may be made to pay a tax in order to vote for President, Vice President, senator, or representative. X
Presidential Succession and Disability (1967)
Sets up the order for replacing the President in case there is a death or illness.
Voting Age (1971)
Gives all 18 year olds the right to vote in elections
Congressional Salaries (1992)
Any increase in pay for legislators must take place after an election.
QUICK!!!!! Grab a Pen and a piece of Paper.
Quiz time! What do the Fifteenth, Nineteenth, and Twenty-sixth amendments all have in common? A. They each define rights of all citizens. B. They each undo previous amendments. C. They each give voting rights to a group that did not previously have them. D. They were each adopted in the 1800s. Which statement reflects on the Nineteenth amendment? A. Taxes are needed to help the government do good for all of us. B. Women deserve the right to vote. C. Banning alcohol will help businesses and improve family life. D. One positive result of Reconstruction is the end of slavery.
Poll taxes were outlawed by the Twenty-fourth Amendment: A. To prevent discrimination against certain voters. B. Because the government no longer needed to raise money from such taxes. C. In all elections-state and national. D. During Reconstruction in the 1870s. A person may be elected to no more than two terms in a row as President, according to which amendment? A. Twelfth B. Seventeenth C. Twentieth D. Twenty-second Slavery was abolished, or made illegal in the United States. According to which amendment? A. Twentieth B. Thirteenth C. Twenty-fifth D. Twenty-sixth
Check your answers! [C. They each give voting rights to a group that did not previously have them.] [B. Women deserve the right to vote.] [A. To prevent discrimination against certain voters.] [D. Twenty-second] [B. Thirteenth ]