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The Amendments 11-27. Mr. Gritman’s Honors History. Amendments #11-#12. Interstate Commerce *Banned states from being sued by people from other states. Presidential Elections

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The Amendments 11-27

Mr. Gritman’s Honors History


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Amendments #11-#12

  • Interstate Commerce

    *Banned states from being sued by people from other states.

  • Presidential Elections

    *Cleaned up the process of electing the President and Vice President. Prior to this it was common for the President and Vice President to be from different political parties.


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Civil War Amendments #13-15

13. Abolish Slavery

* Ended slavery in the United States.

14. Citizenship Definition (Equal Protection Clause)

*No matter the race, religion, color or ethnicity we are equally protected by the law.

15. Voting Rights

*No matter your race or color you can vote.


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Amendments #16-17

16. Income Tax

*Made it legal to tax your income.

17. Senate Elections

*Requires that the Senators from each state must be elected by the citizens of that state.


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Amendments #18-21

18. Prohibition

*Prohibited the consumption of Alcohol

19. Women’s Suffrage

*Women have the right to vote

20. Lame Duck Amendment

*Sets terms of service. Dates of turnover

21.Repeals Prohibition

*Repeals Amendment #18


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Amendments #22-24

22. Presidential Term Limits

* Limited to two terms

23. Electoral College Includes DC

*Prior to this Amendment, DC residents were not represented in the Electoral College.

24. Elimination of Poll Taxes

*Was designed to stop minorities from voting.


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Amendments #25-27

25. Presidential Succession

*Establishes formal line of succession

26. Voting Age set at 18

*Opens up younger vote

27. Congressional Salaries

*Salary increases only after reelection


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What is next?

Some of the recent popular suggestions for Constitutional Amendments:

Banning Flag Burning

Banning Same Sex Marriage


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What do you think should be next?

Something about expanding our rights?

Something about limiting the rights of others?

Redefining the role of government in our lives?


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