Constitution 1

Constitutional Amendments

  • Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-5)

    Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-5)
  • Bill of Rights (Amendments 6-10)

    Bill of Rights (Amendments 6-10)
  • 11th Amendment

    Immunity of states from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders. Lays the foundation for sovereign immunity
  • 12th Amendment

    Revises presidential election procedures
  • 13th Amendment

    Abolishes slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime
  • 14th Amendment

    Defines citizenship, contains the Privileges or Immunities Clause, the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and deals with post-Civil War issues
  • 15th Amendment

    Prohibits the denial of suffrage based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude
  • 16th Amendment

    Allows the federal government to collect income tax
  • 17th Amendment

    Requires senators to be directly elected
  • 18th Amendment

    Establishes Prohibition of alcohol
  • 19th Amendment

    Establishes women's suffrage
  • 20th Amendment

    Fixes the dates of term commencements for Congress (January 3) and the President (January 20); known as the "lame duck amendment"
  • 21st Amendment

    Repeals the Eighteenth Amendment
  • 22nd Amendment

    Limits the president to two terms, or a maximum of 10 years (i.e., if a Vice President serves not more than one half of a President's term, they can be elected to a further two terms)
  • 23rd Amendment

    Provides for representation of Washington, D.C. in the Electoral College
  • 24th Amendment

    Prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non-payment of poll taxes
  • 25th Amendment

    Codifies the Tyler Precedent; defines the process of presidential succession
  • 26th Amendment

    Establishes 18 as the national voting age
  • 27th Amendment

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