Amendments 11 - 27
Terms in this set (39)
States may not be sued in federal courts; Overturned Chisolm v. Georgia
Electors now vote separately for President and Vice President/Qualifications of President and Vice President are the same
Defines citizenship, due process and equal protection, U.S. will not pay Confederate war debts
How does one become a U.S. citizen
born on U.S. soil, a parent is a U.S. citizen, naturalization
The process of becoming a citizen
How does one become a natural born citizen?
born on U.S. soil or a parent is a U.S. citizen
Black Male Suffrage
These were methods used to prevent blacks from voting in the south.
poll taxes and literacy tests (Jim Crow laws)
Time of political, economic and social reform in the early 1900s to make America better/more moral (progress...) in response to the problems (mainly political and corporate corruption and the wide gap between the rich and poor) which emerged throughout the late 1800s.
Created the federal income tax. Government could use some of the money to create programs to assist the needy.
Direct election of U.S. Senators. Used to be selected by state legislatures - often included corruption (bribery, for example).
Prohibition - prohibited the manufacture, transportation, sale or consumption of alcohol, which was blamed for unemployment, poverty, violence, destruction of the family, etc.
"Lame Duck" - shortened the period from election day to the day the President and Congress leave office. Influenced by better transportation.
Period between the election and leaving office.
Presidential Inauguration Day
Repealed 18th due to organized crime and demand
President limited to 2 terms or a maximum of 10 years - ratified after FDR's 4 term Presidency
Residents of Washington, D.C. may vote in Presidential elections; D.C. awarded 3 electoral votes
Prohibition of Poll Taxes - Civil Rights Movement works to destroy Jim Crow Laws
Presidential Succession and Disability - ratified after the assassination of JFK
Sets minimum voting age at 18, as a result of Vietnam. "Old enough to fight, old enough to vote!"
Congressional pay raises take effect following the next election. One of the original 12 proposed Bill of Rights Amendments.
right to vote
the right to vote
doctrine (process) of incorporation
This is how the U.S. Supreme Court has used the 14th Amendment to apply the Bill of Rights to the states.
Discriminatory laws in the southern U.S.
Not having the right to vote.
The voting population.
"Law of the soil" - Citizenship is attained by being born on U.S. soil (14th Amendment)
"Law of the blood"; Citizenship is attained from one's parents (14th Amendment)
They choose the Presidents and Vice President
equal protection clause
Part of the 14th Amendment that forbids discrimination
Tax on imports (see 16th Amendment notes)
Group that supported the 16th and 17th Amendments.
The anti-alcohol movement that supported the 18th Amendment.
Vice President becomes this when the President is disabled.