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: The … 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 24 (24th Amendment – Poll Taxes Barred)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 24 (Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Amendment XXIV. (Poll Taxes Barred) Passed by Congress August 27, 1962. Ratified January 23, 1964. Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, … 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The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 21 (21st Amendment – Prohibition Repealed)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 21 (Twenty-First Amendment) Amendment XXI. (Prohibition Repealed) Passed by Congress February 20, 1933. Ratified December 5, 1933. Section 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed. Section 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or Possession of the … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 16 (Sixteenth Amendment – Income Tax)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 16 (16th Amendment) Amendment XVI. (Income Tax) Passed by Congress July 2, 1909. Ratified February 3, 1913. Note: Article I, section 9, of the Constitution was modified by amendment 16. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 13 (Thirteenth Amendment – Abolition of Slavery)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 13 (13th Amendment) Amendment XIII. (Abolition of Slavery) Passed by Congress January 31, 1865. Ratified December 6, 1865. Note: A portion of Article IV, section 2, of the Constitution was superseded by the 13th amendment. Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 9 (Ninth Amendment – Non-Enumerated Rights)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 9 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (9th Amendment) Amendment IX. (Non-Enumerated Rights) The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.   9th Amendment – Michael Badnarik Bill of Rights Class   … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 7 (Seventh Amendment – Trial by Jury in Civil Cases)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 7 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (7th Amendment) Amendment VII. (Trial by Jury in Civil Cases) In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 6 (Sixth Amendment – Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 6 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (6th Amendment) Amendment VI. (Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses) In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the … Read more