The 27th Amendment to the United States Constitution Explained

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Amendment XXVII of the United States Constitution deals with congressional pay. It prohibits Congress from changing its salary compensation until after the mid-term election. The 27th Amendment became law in the United States in 1992 after Congress voted to affirm the constitutional amendment’s legality. A Peculiar History The 27th Amendment has a peculiar history. It […]

The 26th Amendment Of The United States Constitution Explained

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26th Amendment 1: The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of age. 2: The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. Amendment 26 was […]

24th Amendment of The United States Constitution Explained

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What is the Twenty Fourth Amendment? Section One of the 24th Amendment of the United States Constitution states that United States citizens have the right to participate in voting in any primary or other election for President or Vice President. For Representatives of Congress, Senators, electors for President or Vice President, voters shall not be […]

21st Amendment Summary

21st Amendment

21st Amendment 1: The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed. 2: The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited. 3: This article shall be […]

The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution

Click here or scroll down for a summary of the 19th Amendment. 19th Amendment The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. Women’s Suffrage […]