constitution


Constitutional Amendments

Understanding the 11th Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment was the first to revise the Constitution after the ratification of the first ten in the Bill of Rights. The Eleventh Amendment was passed by Congress on
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Understanding the 12th Amendment

The Twelfth Constitutional Amendment provides for one of the most important provisions in the United States Constitution and is one of the Amendments that would change how the United States
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Understanding the 13th Amendment

The Thirteenth Amendment is arguably one the most important Amendments to the United States Constitution and the impact it had on the history of the United States. It would become
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Understanding the 14th Amendment

The Fourteenth Amendment is another of the Reconstruction Amendments which were adopted after the Civil War. The 14th Amendment was proposed on June 13, 1866. It was finally ratified by
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Understanding the 15th Amendment

The 15th Amendment is one that is considered to be one of the Reconstruction Amendments. It has close ties to
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Understanding the 16th Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment provided for a uniform law regarding the collection of income tax on the national level. The introduction
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Understanding the 17th Amendment

The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution is one that determines the manner or system in which United States
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Understanding the 3rd Amendment

The Third Amendment of the Constitution of the United States is one that arose directly out of the conflict with
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Understanding the 4th Amendment

Included in the Bill of Rights, the Fourth Amendment is a form of protection to individuals or citizens of the United
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Understanding the 5th Amendment

The Fifth Amendment of the Bill of Rights is directly related to actual legal proceedings and the protection from any possible abuse by the governmental authority involved in such a proceeding. The
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