Extending the Bill of Rights Amendments 11 - 27

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4.3- Extending the Bill of
Rights
Amendments 11 - 27
Amendment 11
• States cannot be sued
in federal court by one
of its citizens, a citizen
of another state, or by
a foreign country
Amendment 12
• Election of the
President and VicePresident
• Use of electoral college
to use separate ballots
in voting for president
and vice-president
Amendment 13
• Known as Civil War
Amendment
• Outlaws the practice of
slavery in the United States
Amendment 14
• Also known as Civil
War Amendment
• Originally meant to
protect the rights of
freed slaves
• Now protects all
citizens’ life, liberty
or property without
due process
• All have equal
protection under the
law
Amendment 15
• Also known as
Civil War
Amendment
• No person shall
be denied the
right to vote
because of race
• Poll taxes,
literacy tests, etc.
worked against
• Women not
included
Amendment 16
• Congress can
collect income
tax
Amendment 17
• 2 Senators from each state are directly elected
by the people
• Gave people a greater voice
Amendment 18
• Illegal to sell,
manufacture, or
transport
alcoholic
beverages
• “Prohibition”
Amendment 19
• Women’s Suffrage
• The right to vote cannot be denied
because of gender
Amendment 20
• “Lame-Duck”
Amendment
• President takes office
January 20th
• Congress begins new
term January 3rd
• Outgoing officials
have little influence
and do not accomplish
much
• If president-elect dies
before taking office,
vice-president elect
becomes president
Amendment 21
• Repeals the 18th
Amendment
ending Prohibition
• Only amendment
to do this
Amendment 22
• President cannot
serve more than 2
full terms
• Passed as a
response to FDR’s
4 terms in office
(1933 – 1945)
Amendment 23
• Allows the citizens
of the Washington
D.C. to vote for
president and vice
president
• 3 presidential
electors
Amendment 24
• Prohibits the use of
poll taxes in
federal elections
• Poll taxes used to
keep low-income
minorities from
voting
Amendment 25
• If the president dies
or cannot lead, vicepresident takes
office
• If the vice-president
dies or resigns, the
president cannot
appoint a
replacement
• Subject to
Congressional
consent
Amendment 26
• No one over the age
of eighteen can be
denied the right to
vote by virtue of age
Amendment 27
• Any pay raise
Congress gives it’s
members does not
take effect until a
new election has
taken place.
• Proposed in 1789,
passed in 1992
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