The 27 Amendments

BY: NEVAEH JAMES (7th GRADE)

Events

The 11th Amendment

1795

The 11th Amendment was made so the judicial power of the United States wouldn't be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by citizens of another state, or by citizens or subjects of any foreign state.

The 12th Amendment

1804

The 12th Amendment was an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1804. Providing for the election of the president and vice president by the electoral college. It was made so there would be no majority vote for one person, the House of Representatives had to choose the president, Senate and the vice president.

The 13th Amendment

1865

The 13th Amendment involved slavery. It was made so no one had to go through be slaved or convicted unless, they committed a harsh crime.

The 14 Amendment

1868

The 13th Amendment was made to address citizenship rights and equal protection of laws.

The 15th Amendment

1870

The 15th Amendment contained two sections. Section One stated that ''The right of citizens...to vote shall not be denied or abridged...on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.'' Section Two granted the U.S. Congress the power to enforcement through legislation.

The 16th Amendment

1913

The 16th Amendment grants the congress rights to be able to collect taxes on incomes without regard to any census or enumeration.

The 17th Amendment

1913

Grants the right to have two senators from different states in office for six years.

The 18th Amendment

1919

The 18th Amendment was against alcohol consumption, but it still prohibited the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol beverages.

The 19th Amendment

1920

The 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. And prohibited any United States citizen to be denied the right to vote based on gender.

The 27th Amendment

1922

The 27th Amendment prohibits any law that increases or decreases the salary of members of Congress from taking effect until the start of the next set of terms of office for Representatives.

The 21st Amendment

1933

The 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment which mandated nationwide prohibition on alcohol.

The 20th Amendment

1933

The 20th Amendment only focused on who selects the dates when federal U.S government elected offices end.

The 22nd Amendment

1951

The 22nd Amendment ensures that no one can be elected in office for mere than 2 (4 year) terms.

The 23rd Amendment

1961

The 23rd Amendment extends the right to vote in the presidential election to citizens residing in the District of Columbia by granting the District electors in the Electoral College, as if it were a state.

The 24th Amendment

1964

The 24th Amendment abolished the poll tax for all federal elections.

The 25th Amendment

1967

The 25th Amendment allows for the Vice President to become president in the event of death, resignation, removal from office or impairment that prevents the current president from fulfilling his or her duties.

The 26th Amendment

1971

The 26th Amendment allows the right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.