Tag: CRS Annotated Constitution

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

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

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, […]

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

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 […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 24 (24th Amendment – Poll Taxes Barred)

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, […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 23 (23rd Amendment – Presidential Vote for District of Columbia)

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 […]

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

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, […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 21 (21st Amendment – Prohibition Repealed)

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 […]

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

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 […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 19 (Nineteenth Amendment – Women’s Right to Vote)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 19 (Nineteenth Amendment – Women’s Right to Vote)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 19 (19th Amendment) Amendment XIX. (Women’s Right to Vote) Passed by Congress June 4, 1919. Ratified August 18, 1920. 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 […]

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 18 (Eighteenth Amendment – Prohibition)

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 […]