The 27 Amendments

Mr. Dunne's 8th grade social Studies

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Bill of Rights

1791

Amendments 1-10; Limit the powers of the Government

Eleventh Amendment

1795

Places Limits on lawsuits against states

Twelfth Amendment

1804

Edits procedure for electing the president & vice president

Thirteenth Amendment

1865

Abolishes slavery

Fourteenth Amendment

1868

Defines U.S citizenship; guarantees all citizens "equal protection of law"

Fifteenth Amendment

1870

Allows all men to vote

Seventeenth Amendment

1913

Allows voters to elect senators directly

Sixteenth Amendment

1913

Gives Congress power to levy an income tax

Eighteenth Amendment

1917 - 1933

Prohibits making, transporting, selling, important, and exporting alcoholic beverages

Nineteenth Amendment

1920

Gives women the right to vote

Twenty-first Amendment

1933

Repeals Prohibition (18th)

Twentieth Amendment

1933

Changes the dates of congressional and presidential terms

Twenty-second

1951

Limits presidents to two terms

Twenty-third Amendment

1961

Gives residents of the District of Columbia the right to vote

Twenty-fourth Amendment

1964

Gets rid of Poll taxes

Twenty-fifth Amendment

1967

Sets procedures for succession to the presidensy

Twenty-sixth Amendment

1971

Sets voting age at 18 years

Twenty-seventh Amendment

1992

Delays congressional pay raises until the term following their passage