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Constitutional Amendments 11-27

Constitutional Amendments 11-27

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11th Amendment (1795)
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Protected states from lawsuits from out-of state citizens and foreigners
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12th Amendment (1804)
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Revised the election process of the President and Vice President
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13th Amendment (1865)
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Abolished slavery and involuntary servitude
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14th Amendment (1868)
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Defined citizenship & equal protection; gave former slaves citizenship
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15th Amendment (1870)
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Gave men of all races the right to vote
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16th Amendment (1913)
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Allowed the federal government to collect income tax
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17th Amendment (1913)
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Established the direct election of United States senators by popular vote
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18th Amendment (1919)
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Established the prohibition of alcohol
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19th Amendment (1920)
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Gave women the right to vote
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20th Amendment (1933)
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Established presidential and congressional term start dates (the "Lame Duck Amendment")
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21st Amendment (1933)
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Repealed the prohibition of alcohol
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22nd Amendment (1951)
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Set presidential term limits to 2 terms, or 8 years
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23rd Amendment (1961)
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Gave Washington, D.C. the right to representation in the electoral college
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24th Amendment (1964)
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Outlawed poll taxes in federal elections
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25th Amendment (1967)
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Set a clear line of succession to the Presidency
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26th Amendment (1971)
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Gave any person 18 years or older the right to vote
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27th Amendment (1992)
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Stated that laws increasing legislator pay could go into effect only after an election
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