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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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