Make THE CONSTITUTION great again – Part EIGHT

If you don’t know at least some of it, you cannot defend any of it !
by  Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The Amendments (19 through 27)
Plus the 28th Amendment – EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT – still not passed

The following are the Amendments to the Constitution.

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Amendment 19 – Women’s Suffrage
Ratified 8/18/1920

1. 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.

2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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Amendment 20 – Presidential, Congressional Terms (abridged)
Ratified 1/23/1933

1. The terms of the President and Vice President
shall end at noon on the 20th day of January,
and the terms of Senators and Representatives
at noon on the 3d day of January,
of the years in which such terms would have ended
if this article had not been ratified.

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Amendment 21 – Amendment 18 Repealed
Ratified 12/5/1933

1. The eighteenth article of amendment to
the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.

2. The transportation or importation into
any State, Territory, or possession of the United States
for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors,
in violation of the laws thereof,
is hereby prohibited.

3. The article shall be inoperative unless
it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution
by conventions in the several States,
as provided in the Constitution,
within seven years from the date of the submission
hereof to the States by the Congress.

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Amendment 22 – Presidential Term Limits (abridged)
Ratified 2/27/1951

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, for more than two years of a term
to which some other person was
elected President shall be elected to the office of the President
more than once.

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Amendment 23 – Presidential Vote for District of Columbia (abridged)
Ratified 3/29/1961

1. The District constituting the seat of Government
of the United States shall appoint in such manner
as the Congress may direct:

A number of electors of President and Vice President
equal to the whole number of Senators and
Representatives in Congress to which the District
would be entitled if it were a State,
but in no event more than the least populous State;
they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States.

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Amendment 24 – Poll Tax Barred
Ratified 1/23/1964

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,
or for Senator or Representative in Congress,
shall not be denied or abridged by the United States
or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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Amendment 25 – Presidential Disability and Succession (abridged)
Ratified 2/10/1967

1. In case of the removal of the President
from office or of his death or resignation,
the Vice President shall become President.

2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President,
the President shall nominate a Vice President
who shall take office upon confirmation
by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

3. Whenever the President transmits to
the President pro tempore of the Senate and
the Speaker of the House of Representatives
his written declaration that he is unable
to discharge the powers and duties of his office,
and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary,
such powers and duties shall be discharged
by the Vice President as Acting President.

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Amendment 26 – Voting Age Set to 18 Years
Ratified 7/1/1971

1. The right of citizens of the United States,
who are eighteen years of age or older,
to vote shall not be denied or abridged
by the United States or by any State on account of age.

2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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Amendment 27 – Limiting Congressional Pay Increases
Ratified 5/7/1992

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 ***PROPOSED*** EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT
Amendment 28

These states voted “FOR” then later Rescinded their approval

  1. Nebraska
  2. Tennessee
  3. Idaho
  4. Kentucky
  5. South Dakota

Denied approval because only ***one*** state congress voted “FOR”

  1. Florida
  2. Illinois
  3. Louisiana
  4. Missouri
  5. Nevada
  6. North Carolina
  7. Oklahoma
  8. South Carolina
  9. Virginia

Ratification resolutions have been defeated in

  1. Arizona
  2. Arkansas
  3. Mississippi 

Read more about the ERA – Click HERE

All other states passed the amendment through their state legislatures.

Want to change the world? 

G_d save the United States of America !

Copyright © 1960-2016 Lawrence J. J. Leonard All rights reserved

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