Taxing and Spending Power – Article I Section 8, Clause 1 of the Constitution

The United States Constitution Also see “Amendment 16 (Sixteenth Amendment – Income Tax)“ The Taxing and Spending Clause is found in the Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 8., clause 1: (Clause 1 – Power to tax and spend) [The Congress shall have Power] To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, … Read more

The Commerce Clause – Article I Section 8, Clause 3 of the Constitution

The United States Constitution The Commerce Clause is one of Congress’ enumerated powers found in the Constitution of the United States, Article. I. Section. 8., clause 3: (Clause 3 – Commerce power) [The Congress shall have Power] To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;   The … Read more

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 25 (25th Amendment – Presidential Disability and Succession)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 25 (Twenty-Fifth Amendment) Amendment XXV. (Presidential Disability and Succession) Passed by Congress July 6, 1965. Ratified February 10, 1967. Note: Article II, section 1, of the Constitution was affected by the 25th amendment. Section 1. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his … 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 23 (23rd Amendment – Presidential Vote for District of Columbia)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 23 (Twenty-Third Amendment) Amendment XXIII. (Presidential Vote for District of Columbia) Passed by Congress June 16, 1960. Ratified March 29, 1961. Section 1. The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as Congress may direct: A number of electors of … 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The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 21 (21st Amendment – Prohibition Repealed)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 (Prohibition Repealed) Passed by Congress February 20, 1933.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 18 (Eighteenth Amendment – Prohibition)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 18 (18th Amendment) Amendment XVIII. (Prohibition) Passed by Congress December 18, 1917. Ratified January 16, 1919. Repealed by amendment 21. Section 1. After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof … 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 10 (Tenth Amendment – Rights Reserved to the States and People)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 10 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (10th Amendment) Amendment X. (Rights Reserved to the States and People) The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the … 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