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Amendments 11-27


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11th Amendment
Makes states immune from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders; lays the foundation for sovereign immunity.
12th Amendment
Revises presidential election procedures.
13th Amendment
Abolishes slavery, and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.
14th Amendment
Defines citizenship, contains the Privileges or Immunities Clause, the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and deals with post-Civil War issues.
15th Amendment
Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
16th Amendment
Permits Congress to levy an income tax without apportioning it among the states or basing it on the United States Census.
17th Amendment
Establishes the direct election of United States Senators by popular vote.
18th Amendment
Prohibited the manufacturing or sale of alcohol within the United States.
19th Amendment
Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on sex.
20th Amendment
Changes the date on which the terms of the President and Vice President (January 20) and Senators and Representatives (January 3) end and begin.
21st Amendment
Repeals the 18th Amendment and prohibits the transportation or importation into the United States of alcohol for delivery or use in violation of applicable laws.
22nd Amendment
Limits the number of times that a person can be elected president: a person cannot be elected president more than twice, and a person who has served more than two years of a term to which someone else was elected cannot be elected more than once.
23rd Amendment
Grants the District of Columbia electors (the number of electors being equal to the least populous state) in the Electoral College.
24th Amendment
Prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non-payment of a poll tax.
25th Amendment
Addresses succession to the Presidency and establishes procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, as well as responding to Presidential disabilities.
26th Amendment
Prohibits the denial of the right of US citizens, eighteen years of age or older, to vote on account of age.
27th Amendment
Delays laws affecting Congressional salary from taking effect until after the next election of representatives.