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10th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
Powers of states and people. Anything not in the constitution is left to the states.
11th amendment "immunity"?
Generally, a state is immune from suit by an individual. However, a state can consent to be sued, or Congress can abrogate a state's immunity, as long as it is within Congress' authority to do so (i.e. constitutional authority).
11th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
(1795): Clarifies judicial power over foreign nationals, and limits ability of citizens to sue states in federal courts and under federal law.
12th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
(1804): Changes the method of presidential elections so that members of the electoral college cast separate ballots for president and vice president.
13th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
(1865): Abolishes slavery and grants Congress power to enforce abolition.
14th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
(1868): Defines United States citizenship; prohibits states from abridging citizens' privileges or immunities and right to due process and the equal protection of the law; repeals the three-fifths compromise.
15th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
(1870): Prohibits the federal government and the states from using a citizen's race, color, or previous status as a slave as a qualification for voting.
16th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
(1913): Authorizes unapportioned federal taxes on income.
17th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
(1913): Establishes direct election of senators.
18th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
(1919): Prohibited the manufacturing, importing, and exporting of beverage alcohol. Repealed by the Twenty-First Amendment.
1973 Rehabilitation Act?
An American piece of legislation that guaranteed certain rights to people with disabilities.
19th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
(1920): Prohibits the federal government and the states from using a citizen's sex as a qualification for voting.
1st Ammendment of the US Constitution?
Freedom of speech, press, religion, peaceable assembly, and to petition the government.
20th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
(1933): Changes details of Congressional and presidential terms and of presidential succession. (lame duck ammendment)
21st Ammendment of the US Constitution?
(1933): Repeals Eighteenth Amendment but permits states to retain prohibition and ban the importation of alcohol.
22nd Ammendment of the US Constitution?
(1951): Limits president to two terms.
23rd Ammendment of the US Constitution?
(1961): Grants presidential electors to the District of Columbia.
24th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
(1964): Prohibits the federal government and the states from requiring the payment of a tax as a qualification for voting for federal officials. (poll taxes)
25th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
(1967): Changes details of presidential succession, provides for temporary removal of president, and provides for replacement of the vice president.
26th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
(1971): Prohibits the federal government and the states from using an age greater than 18 as a qualification to vote.
27th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
(1992): Limits congressional pay raises. Was one of original 12 bill of rights.
2nd Ammendment of the US Constitution?
Right to keep and bear arms.
3rd Ammendment of the US Constitution?
Protection from quartering of troops.
4th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
Protection from unreasonable search and seizure.
5th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
Due process, double jeopardy, self-incrimination, private property.
6th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
Trial by jury, speedy trial, and other rights of the accused.
7th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
Civil trial by jury.
8th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
Prohibition of excessive bail, as well as cruel or unusual punishment.
9th Ammendment of the US Constitution?
Protection of rights not specifically enumerated in the Bill of Rights.