Constitutional Amendments

Editor: Grey House Publishing
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Grey House Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-59237-999-6
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 153
Book Status: Pending
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This thought-provoking and interesting text provides a complete examination of each of the United States' 27 Constitutional Amendments. From the prohibition of alcoholic beverages, to slavery, to the voting rights of women, this text illustrates how the US Constitution has changed since its ratification in 1789

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction and User's Guide
  • Foreword
  • Volume 1
  • Chapter 1: Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-10): Proposed 1789 / Ratified 1791: Protects individual rights including freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, the right to assemble, the right to bear arms, the right to due process and the right to a fair trial by jury; also, the Bill of Rights prohibits unreasonable searches, excessive fines and cruel and unusual punishment.
  • Chapter 2: Eleventh Amendment:Proposed 1794 / Ratified 1795: Grants immunity of states from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners
  • Chapter 3: Twelfth Amendment:Proposed 1803 / Ratified 1804: Revises presidential election procedures
  • Chapter 4: Thirteenth Amendment:Proposed & Ratified 1865: Abolishes slavery and involuntary servitude
  • Chapter 5: Fourteenth Amendment:Proposed 1866 / Ratified 1868: Defines citizenship, including Immunities, Due-Process and Equal Protection Clauses
  • Chapter 6: Fifteenth Amendment:Proposed 1869 / Ratified 1870: Prohibits denial of suffrage based on race, color, or previous servitude
  • Chapter 7: Sixteenth Amendment:Proposed 1909 / Ratified 1913: Allows federal government to collect income tax
  • Chapter 8: Seventeenth Amendment:Proposed 1912 / Ratified 1913: Establishes election of U.S. Senators by popular vote
  • Chapter 9: Eighteenth Amendment:Proposed 1917 / Ratified 1919: Establishes prohibition of alcohol
  • Volume 2
  • Chapter 10: Nineteenth Amendment:Proposed 1919 / Ratified 1920: Establishes women's suffrage
  • Chapter 11: Twentieth Amendment:Proposed 1932 / Ratified 1933: Establishes term commencement dates for Congress
  • Chapter 12: Twenty-first Amendment:Proposed & Ratified 1933: Repeals Eighteenth Amendment
  • Chapter 13: Twenty-second Amendment:Proposed 1947/Ratified 1951: Limits president to two terms
  • Chapter 14: Twenty-third Amendment:Proposed 1960/Ratified 1961: Provides for representation of Washington D.C. in the Electoral College
  • Chapter 15: Twenty-fourth Amendment:Proposed 1962/Ratified 1964: Prohibits revocation of voting rights due to non-payment of poll taxes
  • Chapter 16: Twenty-fifth Amendment:Proposed 1965 / Ratified 1967: Defines process of presidential succession
  • Chapter 17: Twenty-sixth Amendment:Proposed & Ratified 1971: Establishes the right to vote for those 18 years or older
  • Chapter 18: Twenty-seventh Amendment:Proposed 1789/Ratified 1992: Prohibits Congressional pay raises to take effect before next session of Congress
  • Appendix A: The Constitutional Amendment Process
  • Appendix B: Ratification of Amendments to the US Constitution
  • Appendix C: Proposed Amendments to the US Constitution
  • Bibliography