Amendments 11 27

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  • by 'abolishment' I assume you mean abolition? The coverage here of the amendments is amateurish and shallow
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Amendments 11 27

  1. 1. Amendments 11-27
  2. 2. Amendment 11 • Title: – Limiting Federal Courts • Year Ratified: – 1798 • Purpose: – Says the people can’t sue the states; they have sovereign immunity
  3. 3. Amendment 12 The 12th Amendment says we have to run on the same ballot! • Title: – Election of President and Vice President • Year Ratified: – 1804 • Purpose: – Said that the 3rd President Thomas Jefferson President and Vice President are elected What?? Who on one ballot am I? I’ve never even heard of me? 4th Vice President, George Clinton
  4. 4. Amendment 13 • Title: – The Abolition of Slavery • Year Ratified: – 1865 • Purpose: – Abolishment of Slavery and Indentured Servitude
  5. 5. Amendment 14 • Title: – Civil Rights Guaranteed • Year Ratified: – 1868 • Purpose: – Says states may not restrict citizen rights granted at the Federal level
  6. 6. Amendment 15 • Title: – Votes for Freedmen • Year Ratified: – 1870 • Purpose: – Says the Federal nor state governments can prevent a citizen from voting for race related reasons
  7. 7. Amendment 16 • Title: – The Income Tax • Year Ratified: – 1913 • Purpose: – Says Congress may impose an Income Tax
  8. 8. Amendment 17 • Title: – Popular Election of Senators • Year Ratified: – 1913 • Purpose: – Said that Senators would be elected directly by the people of each state
  9. 9. Amendment 18 • Title: – Prohibition • Year Ratified: – 1919 • Purpose: – Said the consumption, production, and sale of alcohol was prohibited
  10. 10. Amendment 19 • Title: – Votes for Women • Year Ratified: – 1920 • Purpose: – Says the Federal nor state governments can prevent a citizen from voting for reason of sex
  11. 11. Amendment 20 • Title: – Terms of the President and Congress • Year Ratified: – 1933 • Purpose: – Sets specific dates for the start and end of the terms of the offices for President, Vice-President, and Congress
  12. 12. Amendment 21 • Title: – Repeal of Prohibition • Year Ratified: – 1933 • Purpose: – Repealed the 18th Amendment; states could now decide whether to allow alcoholic consumption
  13. 13. Amendment 22 • Title: – Presidential Terms • Year Ratified: – 1951 • Purpose: – Says a President can serve for only two 4 year terms 4 Years + 4 Years = Enough Years
  14. 14. Amendment 23 • Title: – Voting in the District of Columbia • Year Ratified: – 1961 • Purpose: – Says the citizens of the nations capitol have the right to vote
  15. 15. Amendment 24 • Title: – The Poll Tax • Year Ratified: – 1964 • Purpose: – Says the government can’t prevent you from voting if you don’t pay your taxes, and says they can’t charge you a tax to vote
  16. 16. Amendment 25 • Title: – Disability of the 2 President • Year Ratified: – 1967 • Purpose: – Defines the chain of command when the President is killed or cannot serve 3
  17. 17. Amendment 26 • Title: – Lowering the Voting Age • Year Ratified: – 1971 • Purpose: – Voting age lowered from 21 to 18
  18. 18. Amendment 27 • Title: – Congressional Pay Raises • Year Ratified: – 1993 • Purpose: – A law that changes the pay of a member of Congress does not take effect until the next election

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