17 terms

Civics Review: Amendments


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Eleventh Amendment (1795)
Places limits on lawsuits against states
Twelfth Amendment (1804)
Revises procedure for electing the president and vice president
Thirteenth Amendment (1865)
Abolishes slavery
Fourteenth Amendment (1868)
Defines U.S. citizenship; guarantees all citizens "equal protection of the laws"
Fifteenth Amendment (1870)
Prohibits restrictions on the right to vote based on race and color
Sixteenth Amendment (1913)
Gives Congress the power to levy an income tax
Seventeenth Amendment (1913)
Enables voters to elect senators directly
Eighteenth Amendment (1917)
Prohibits making, transporting, selling, importing, and exporting alcoholic beverages
Nineteenth Amendment (1920)
Gives women the right to vote
Twentieth Amendment (1933)
Changes the dates of congressional and presidential terms
Twenty-first Amendment (1933)
Repeals Prohibition (Eighteenth Amendment)
Twenty-second Amendment (1951)
Limits presidents to two terms in office
Twenty-third Amendment (1961)
Gives residents of the District of Columbia the right to vote
Twenty-fourth Amendment (1964)
Abolishes poll taxes
Twenty-fifth Amendment (1967)
Establishes procedures for succession to the presidency
Twenty-six Amendment (1971)
Sets voting age at 18 years
Twenty-seventh Amendment (1992)
Delays congressional pay raises until the term following their passage