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Amendments To The US Constitution



Amendments To The US Constitution
19th Amendment of the US Constitution - Women's Right To Vote
August 1995 marked the 75th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution. The amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote.

Oct 18, 2011, 11:03am

Amendments To The US Constitution
12th Amendment
Election of President

The 12th amendment governs the procedures for the election of the President of the United States.

May 5, 2011, 2:30pm

Amendments To The US Constitution
16th Amendment to the US Constitution
Income Tax

Passed by Congress on July 2, 1909, and ratified February 3, 1913, the 16th amendment established Congress's right to impose a Federal income tax.

May 5, 2011, 11:32am

Amendments To The US Constitution
17th Amendment to the US Constitution
Direct Election of Senators, 1913

William Maclay (1st elected Senator)
The 17th Amendment to the Constitution (1913) established direct election of senators, as well as a means of filling vacant Senate seats

May 5, 2011, 11:29am

Amendments To The US Constitution
18th Amendment to the US Constitution
Prohibition of Intoxicating Liquors

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In 1918, Congress passed the 18th Amendment to the Constitition, prohibiting the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages.

May 5, 2011, 11:10am

Amendments To The US Constitution
20th Amendment to the US Constitution
The Advancement of the Presidential Inauguration and the Convening of the Congressional Session

The 20th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is also called the Lame Duck Amendment, because it put a stop to "lame duck" sessions of Congress by advancing the dates for the President's inauguration to January 20 from March 4th, and the date for Congress to convene to January 3rd from march 4th. This avoided the time in office with diminished power.

May 5, 2011, 12:20am

Amendments To The US Constitution
14th Amendment to the US Constitution
Civil Rights, 1868

On July 28, 1868, former slaves became citizens when the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified.

May 4, 2011, 11:48pm

Amendments To The US Constitution
15th Amendment to the US Constitution
Voting Rights, 1870

The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified and enacted in early spring, 1870, gave male citizens the right to vote regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

May 4, 2011, 11:40pm

Amendments To The US Constitution
11th Amendment to the Constitution
Suit Against States

Limitations of the Judicial power of the United States.

May 4, 2011, 2:38pm

Amendments To The US Constitution
13th Amendment to the US Constitution
Abolition of Slavery, 1865

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution, relating to slavery, was proposed on January 31, 1865, and ratification was completed on December 6, 1865.

May 3, 2011, 11:50pm




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US Constitution & The Bill Of Rights
Bill of Rights - Amendments 1-10 of the Constitution
Constitution of the United States
Amendments To The US Constitution
19th Amendment of the US Constitution - Women's Right To Vote
12th Amendment
Election of President
16th Amendment to the US Constitution
Income Tax
Acts
The Volstead Act
The Alien and Sedition Acts
Sherman Act, 1890
Agreements
Purchase of Alaska
Missouri Compromise, 1820
The Agreement of Secrecy
Articles
Articles of Confederation (Part 1)
Articles of Confederation (Part 2)
Bills
Wade - Davis Bill
Budgets of the US Government
Budget of the US Government 2005
Budget of the US Government 2004
Budget of the US Government 2003
Citations
Citations for Dr. Jonas E. Salk and The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis for the Polio Vaccine
Declarations
Quaker Petition To Congress, 1783
Declaration of War Against Germany, 1917
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Important Writings, Papers, & Designs
Zimmerman Telegram
The de Lôme Letter
Press Release - U.S. Recognition of Israel (1948)
Patents
Patent For The Electric Guitar
Patent for the Cotton Gin
Patent for the Electric Lamp
Plans
Virginia Plan
Presidential Executive Orders
Executive Order 9981: Desegregation of the Armed Forces, 1948
Executive Order 10924 - Establishment of the Peace Corps, 1961
Executive Order 8802
Proclamations
Thanksgiving - The Continental Congress Gives Thanks
Emancipation Proclamation
A Proclamation For Suppressing Rebellion and Sedition
Resolutions
Joint Resolution - American Indian Religious Freedom, 1978
Senate Resolution 301
The Censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy, 1954
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, 1964
Speeches
The Silent Majority Speech
"I Have A Dream" Speech (1963)
President Nixon's Phone Call to the Moon
Supreme Court Decisions
Roe V. Wade - Women's Right to Choose
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, 1831
Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824
Treaties
Antarctic Treaty
Lousiana Purchase Treaty, 1803
Treaty of Paris -1783

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