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Amendments 11-27. 11 th Amendment A citizen of one state can’t sue the government of another state unless it is done in the state being sued. Texas, I’m.

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1 Amendments 11-27

2 11 th Amendment A citizen of one state can’t sue the government of another state unless it is done in the state being sued. Texas, I’m going to sue you If you’re gonna sue Texas, you gotta sue Texas in Texas.

3 12 th Amendment Electoral College has separate ballots for President and Vice-President Electoral College Presidential Ballot Electoral College Vice-Presidential Ballot  Obama  McCain  Biden  Palin

4 13 th Amendment Abolished slavery!!!

5 14 th Amendment Any one born in the U.S. is a citizen. Me too? Me a ‘itizen? And, we are all equally protected by the law.

6 15 th Amendment Voting rights could not be denied because of race or color (or could it?). Should I vote? Or, do I feed my family?

7 16 th Amendment The federal government can tax our income. Great, all I need is a bill from the IRS! YOUR Don’t you worry, we know how to spend YOUR money better than you.

8 17 th Amendment Prior to the 17 th Amendment, the state legislatures chose the senators, but… With the passage of the 17 th, the PEOPLE directly elect their senators. You better do a good job if you want to be reelected N.C. Senators Richard Burr Kay Hagen

9 18 th Amendment This is known as prohibition. See amendment 21.

10 19 th Amendment Gives women the right to vote. We finally have suffrage rights.

11 20 th Amendment Moves the presidential inauguration date from the month of March to January 20 th. This amendment is also known as the “Lame Duck” amendment.

12 21 st Amendment Prohibition ends,, alcohol is legal again. Never Mind Break out the Champaign!!!! 18 th repealed

13 22 nd Amendment I know, I know, George, I broke your tradition of only serving two terms Franklin Roosevelt was elected four times, all presidents are now limited to two terms. 2 Terms, 2 Terms per president.

14 23 rd Amendment Citizens of Washington, D.C. (our U.S. Capital) receive the right to vote in presidential elections. Washington, D.C. is given 3 electoral votes. Bout time these folks can vote for the prez.

15 24 th Amendment Outlaws Outlaws Poll Taxes Super!! Now I can vote and feed my family. One less thing I have to pay.

16 25 th Amendment succession Outlines procedures for the succession to the presidency. The V.P. takes over as president if the president is unable to fulfill his/her job. Not to worry, I’m ready to step in if something happens to Barrack.

17 26 th Amendments I think it means we can vote!!! But, wait a minute, aren’t we having a party on that day.

18 27 th Amendment Congress can give themselves a pay raise, but they have to wait until after the next election before they can get it. You mean I can give myself a pay raise, but I’ll have to wait until after my reelection to get it. Mike McIntyre US Congressman, 7 th District, NC


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