Amendments Timeline Assignment


The Bill Of Rights

09/25/1789 - 12/15/1791

The First 10 Amendments

Twenty-seventh Amendment

9/25/1789 - 5/7/1992

Prevents laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until the beginning of the next session of Congress

Eleventh Amendment

3/4/1794 - 2/7/1795

Immunity of states from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders. Lays the foundation for sovereign immunity

Twelfth Amendment

12/9/1803 - 6/15/1804

Revises presidential election procedures

Sixteenth Amendment

7/12/1909 - 2/3/1913

Allows the federal government to collect income tax

Seventeenth Amendment

5/13/1912 - 4/8/1913

Establishes the direct election of United States Senators by popular vote

Eighteenth Amendment

12/18/1917 - 1/16/1919

Establishes prohibition of alcohol

Nineteenth Amendment

6/4/1919 - 8/18/1920

Establishes women's suffrage

Twentieth Amendment

3/2/1932 - 1/23/1933

Fixes the dates of term continuations for Congress (January 3) and the President (January 20); known as the "lame duck amendment"

Twenty-first Amendment

2/20/1933 - 12/5/1933

Repeals the Eighteenth Amendment and prohibits violations of state laws regarding alcohol

Twenty-second Amendment

3/24/1947 - 2/27/1951

Limits the number of times that a person can be elected president. A person cannot be elected president more than twice. Additionally, a person who has served more than two years of a term to which someone else was elected cannot be elected more than once

Twenty-third Amendment

6/16/1960 - 3/29/1961

Provides for representation of Washington, D.C. in the Electoral College

Twenty-fourth Amendment

7/14/1962 - 1/23/1964

Prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non-payment of poll taxes

Twenty-fifth Amendment

6/6/1965 - 2/10/1967

Codifies the Tyler Precedent; defines the process of presidential succession

Twenty-sixth Amendment

3/23/1971 - 7/1/1971

Establishes the right to vote for those age 18 years or older

Civil War Amendments

13th, 14th and 15th amendments (established by Abraham Lincoln)

Thirteenth Amendment

1/31/1865 - 12/6/1865

Abolishes slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime

Fourteenth Amendment

6/13/1866 - 7/9/1868

Defines citizenship, contains the Privileges or Immunities Clause, the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and deals with post-Civil War issues

Fifteenth Amendment

2/26/1869 - 2/3/1870

Prohibits the denial of suffrage based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude