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Beyond the Bill of Rights Amendments 11 - 27. Amendment 11 - 1795 State Lawsuits ~ A state cannot be sued in federal court by one of its citizens, a citizen.

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1 Beyond the Bill of Rights Amendments

2 Amendment State Lawsuits ~ A state cannot be sued in federal court by one of its citizens, a citizen of another state, or by a foreign country

3 Revised the Electoral College ~ The electoral college will use separate ballots when voting for president and vice-president Amendment

4 Civil War Amendment ~ Outlaws the practice of slavery in the United States Amendment

5 Civil War Amendment ~ Granted full citizenship to African Americans Protects citizens against unfair actions by state governments Citizens have equal protection under the law Amendment

6 Civil War Amendment ~ No person shall be denied the right to vote because of race Black men granted the right to vote Amendment

7 Progressive Era Amendment ~ Congress can enact and collect an income tax Amendment

8 Progressive Era Amendment ~ Two senators from each state are now directly elected by the people Amendment

9 Progressive Era Amendment ~ Prohibited the production, sale, carrying, and transportation of alcoholic beverages “Prohibition” Amendment

10 Progressive Era Amendment ~ The right to vote cannot be denied because of gender Women’s Suffrage Amendment

11 “Lame-Duck” Issues ~ Shortened time period between elections and assuming office If president-elect dies before taking office, vice-president elect becomes president Amendment

12 Repeal of Prohibition ~ 18 th Amendment is cancelled out and Prohibition ends Amendment

13 Presidential Term Limits ~ Office of President limited to two terms or ten years Amendment

14 Voting in Washington, DC ~ Allows the citizens of Washington, D.C. to vote for president and vice president Amendment

15 Voting Protection ~ Prohibits the use of poll taxes in federal elections Amendment

16 Presidential Succession ~ If the president dies or cannot lead, the vice- president takes office If the vice-president dies or resigns, the president can appoint a replacement with Senate approval Amendment

17 Voting Age ~ No one over the age of eighteen can be denied the right to vote by virtue of age Amendment

18 Congressional Pay ~ Any pay raise Congress gives its members does not take effect until a general election has taken place and a new term begins. Amendment


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