The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 27 (27th Amendment – Limiting Congressional Pay Increases)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 27 (Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Amendment XXVII. (Limiting Congressional Pay Increases) Originally proposed Sept. 25, 1789. Ratified May 7, 1992. No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened.     The 27th Amendment Explained: … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 26 (26th Amendment – Right to Vote at Age 18)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 26 (Twenty-Sixth Amendment) Amendment XXVI. (Right to Vote at Age 18) Passed by Congress March 23, 1971. Ratified July 1, 1971. Note: Amendment 14, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 1 of the 26th amendment. Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States, … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 22 (22nd Amendment – Presidential Term Limits)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 22 (Twenty-Second Amendment) Amendment XXII. (Presidential Term Limits) Passed by Congress March 21, 1947. Ratified February 27, 1951. Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 20 (Twentieth Amendment – Presidential, Congressional Terms)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 20 (20th Amendment) Amendment XX. (Presidential, Congressional Terms) Passed by Congress March 2, 1932. Ratified January 23, 1933. Note: Article I, section 4, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of this amendment. In addition, a portion of the 12th amendment was superseded by section 3. Section … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 17 (Seventeenth Amendment – Senators Elected by Popular Vote)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 17 (17th Amendment) Amendment XVII. (Senators Elected by Popular Vote) Passed by Congress May 13, 1912. Ratified April 8, 1913. Note: Article I, section 3, of the Constitution was modified by the 17th amendment. The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each … Read more

The Constitution of the United States, Article. V. Amendment

The United States Constitution Article. V. (Amendment) The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all … Read more

The Constitution of the United States, Article. III. Section. 3. Treason

The United States Constitution Article. III. (The Judicial Branch) Section. 3. (Treason) Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, … Read more

The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 10. Powers Prohibited of States

The United States Constitution Article. I. (The Legislative Branch) Section. 10. (Powers Prohibited of States) No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of … Read more

The Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 8. Powers of Congress

The United States Constitution Article. I. (The Legislative Branch) Section. 8. (Powers of Congress) (Clause 1 – Power to tax and spend) The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all … Read more