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  1. 1. Constitution <br />Unit <br />AMENDMENTS<br />11 THROUGH 27<br />
  2. 2. 11th Amendment<br /><ul><li>Suing the States (1798)</li></ul>A state government can<br />be sued only in it’s own courts.<br />
  3. 3. 12th Amendment<br /><ul><li> Election of President and Vice President (1804)</li></ul>Electors vote for President and Vice President on separate ballots.<br />
  4. 4. 13th Amendment<br /><ul><li> Abolition of Slavery (1865)</li></ul>Slavery is abolished, or made illegal, in the United States. <br />
  5. 5. 14th Amendment<br /><ul><li> Rights of Citizens (1868)</li></ul>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<br />
  6. 6. 15th Amendment<br /><ul><li>Voting Rights </li></ul>No person may be denied the right to vote because<br />of race.<br />
  7. 7. 16th Amendment<br /><ul><li>Income tax (1913)</li></ul>Congress has the right to tax people’s incomes.<br />
  8. 8. 17th Amendment<br /><ul><li> Direct Election of Senators (1913)</li></ul>United States senators are elected directly by the people of their states. <br />
  9. 9. 18th Amendment<br /><ul><li> Prohibition (1919)</li></ul>Bans the manufacture, sale or transportation<br />of any alcohol in the United States.<br />
  10. 10. 19th Amendment<br />Gives women the right to vote in elections.<br /><ul><li>Women’s Rights to Vote (1920)</li></li></ul><li>20th Amendment<br /><ul><li>Terms of Office (1933)</li></ul>Describes the process between the election and when the new President officially takes office.<br />
  11. 11. 21st Amendment<br /><ul><li> Repeal of Prohibition (1933)</li></ul>Erases the 18th amendment – the prohibition of alcohol.<br />
  12. 12. 22nd Amendment<br /><ul><li>Two-Term Limit for Presidents (1951)</li></ul>Limits a President to two consecutive terms of office.<br />
  13. 13. 23rd Amendment<br /><ul><li>Presidential Elections for District of Columbia (1961)</li></ul>People who live in Washington, D.C, have the right to vote for President and Vice President. <br />
  14. 14. 24th Amendment<br /><ul><li>Poll Tax (1964)</li></ul>No citizen may be made to pay a tax in order to vote for President, Vice President, senator, or representative.<br />X<br />
  15. 15. 25th Amendment<br /><ul><li>Presidential Succession and Disability (1967)</li></ul>Sets up the order for replacing the President in case there is a death or illness.<br />
  16. 16. 26th Amendment<br /><ul><li> Voting Age (1971)</li></ul>Gives all 18 year olds the right to vote in elections<br />
  17. 17. 27th Amendment<br /><ul><li> Congressional Salaries (1992)</li></ul>Any increase in pay for legislators must take place after an election.<br />
  18. 18. QUICK!!!!!<br />Grab a Pen and a piece of Paper.<br />
  19. 19. Quiz time!<br />What do the Fifteenth, Nineteenth, and Twenty-sixth amendments all have in common? <br />A. They each define rights of all citizens. <br />B. They each undo previous amendments. <br />C. They each give voting rights to a group that did not previously have them. <br />D. They were each adopted in the 1800s. <br />Which statement reflects on the Nineteenth amendment? <br />A. Taxes are needed to help the government do good for all of us. <br />B. Women deserve the right to vote. <br />C. Banning alcohol will help businesses and improve family life. <br />D. One positive result of Reconstruction is the end of slavery. <br />
  20. 20. Poll taxes were outlawed by the Twenty-fourth Amendment: <br />A. To prevent discrimination against certain voters. <br />B. Because the government no longer needed to raise money from such taxes. <br />C. In all elections-state and national. <br />D. During Reconstruction in the 1870s. <br />A person may be elected to no more than two terms in a row as President, according to which amendment? <br />A. Twelfth <br />B. Seventeenth <br />C. Twentieth <br />D. Twenty-second <br />Slavery was abolished, or made illegal in the United States. According to which amendment? <br />A. Twentieth <br />B. Thirteenth <br />C. Twenty-fifth <br />D. Twenty-sixth <br />
  21. 21. Check your answers!<br />[C. They each give voting rights to a group that did not previously have them.] <br />[B. Women deserve the right to vote.] <br />[A. To prevent discrimination against certain voters.] <br />[D. Twenty-second] <br />[B. Thirteenth ] <br />
  22. 22. THE<br />END<br />

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