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  Twentieth Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amendment XX (the Twentieth Amendment) of the United States Constitution, also called The Lame Duck Amendment, establishes some details of presidential succession and of the beginning and ending of the terms of elected federal officials.
The purpose of the amendment was to reduce the amount of time between the election of the President and Congress and the beginning of their terms.
The amendment was ratified on January 23, 1933 but, because of Section 5, it did not affect the dates for the meeting of Congress or the inauguration of the new President Roosevelt, in 1933.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Twentieth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution   (446 words)

  
 Notes on the Amendments - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
The ratification of the 13th Amendment was a major victory for the North, and it was hoped that with the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment, the effects of slavery in the United States would quickly diminish.
Though ratification of the 15th Amendment was not a requirement for readmittance to the Congress of the Confederate states, one of the provisions of the Reconstruction Acts required that the states include a provision in their new constitutions that included a near-copy of the text of the 15th.
The 20th reached some notoriety during the impeachment proceedings of President Bill Clinton in 1998; the final House vote was taken after the 1998 elections, and the Senate was not scheduled to hear the case until after the swearing-in of the next Congress in 1999.
www.usconstitution.net /constamnotes.html   (4350 words)

  
 Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
Amendment XI (The proposed amendment was sent to the states Mar. 5, 1794, by the Third Congress.
Amendment XV (The proposed amendment was sent to the states Feb. 27, 1869, by the Fortieth Congress.
Amendment XX (The proposed amendment, sometimes called the “Lame Duck Amendment,” was sent to the states Mar. 3, 1932, by the Seventy-second Congress.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0749825.html   (2080 words)

  
 THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.
www.givemeliberty.org /docs/amendments1127.htm   (1412 words)

  
 LexisNexis - Election 2004: Presidential Election
The amendment was rejected (and not subsequently ratified) by Mississippi, December 4, 1865.
The fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States was proposed to the legislatures of the several States by the Thirty-ninth Congress, on the 13th of June, 1866.
The twenty-first amendment to the Constitution was proposed to the several states by the Seventy-Second Congress, on the 20th day of February, 1933, and was declared, in a proclamation by the Secretary of State, dated on the 5th day of December, 1933, to have been ratified by 36 of the 48 States.
www.lexisnexis.com /constitution/amendments_timeline.asp   (1734 words)

  
 Constitutional Amendments
The amendment was rejected by Mississippi (and not subsequently ratified) on December 20, 1962.
This amendment, being the second of twelve articles proposed by the First Congress on Sept. 25, 1789, was declared by the Archivist of the United States on May 18, 1992, to have been ratified by the legislatures of 40 of the 50 States.
Note 1: The first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States (and two others, one of which failed of ratification and the other which later became the 27th amendment) were proposed to the legislatures of the several States by the First Congress on September 25, 1789.
home.alltel.net /cnfdcwby/Confederate/amendments.htm   (2719 words)

  
 The Constitution of the United States of America: Amendments 11-27
Note: A portion of the 12th amendment was superseded by section 3 of the 20th amendment.
Note: Amendment 14, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 1 of the 26th amendment.
The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
www.ctc.volant.org /gov/Amendments11-27.html   (1433 words)

  
 Twenty first Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Twenty-first Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland, the founding legal document of the Republic of Ireland, introduced a constitutional ban on the death penalty and removed all references to capital punishment from the text.
It was effected bythe Twenty-first Amendment of the Constitution Act, 2001, which was approved by referendum on 7th June 2001 and signed into law on the 27th March, 2002.
The Twenty-first Amendment was intended to give the state's long-standing abolition of capital punishment constitutionalstanding and prevent the Oireachtas (parliament) from reintroducing the penaltywithout a further referendum.
www.therfcc.org /twenty-first-amendment-of-the-constitution-of-ireland-85497.html   (520 words)

  
 Amendments 11-27
No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State.
For purposes of representation in the Congress, election of the President and Vice President, and article V of this Constitution, the District constituting the seat of government of the United States shall be treated as though it were a State.
The twenty-third article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
www.maitreg.com /politics/documents/amendments.asp   (2659 words)

  
 Twenty first Amendment to the United States Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Amendment XXI (the Twenty-first Amendment) of the United States Constitution ended Prohibition.
This amendment was the only case, besides the initial ratification of the Constitution, in which state conventions of the people, notstate legislatures, ratified the amendment.
The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the UnitedStates is hereby repealed.
www.therfcc.org /twenty-first-amendment-to-the-united-states-constitution-46696.html   (236 words)

  
 C-SPAN's Capitol Questions
The 20th Amendment to the Constitution states "The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3rd day of January.
The 20th Amendment shortened the interval between a November election and the time a president's term ended in March.
The briefer interval established by the 20th Amendment was also a compromise between the desire to reduce the length of the awkward state of seeming to have two presidents — the out-going one still in office and the incoming president-elect -- yet still allow time for an orderly transition period between administrations.
www.c-span.org /questions/week165.asp   (582 words)

  
 Confederation & Constitution: Constitution: Document: 20th Amendment
Amendment XX Passed by Congress March 2, 1932.
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3d day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.
The 12th Amendment was superseded by this section 3.
www.jmu.edu /madison/center/main_pages/madison_archives/constit_confed/constitution/document/amend20.htm   (142 words)

  
 20th Amendment to the US Constitution<BR>The Advancement of the Presidential Inauguration and the Convening of ...
The 20th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is also called the Lame Duck Amendment, because it put a stop to "lame duck" sessions of Congress by advancing the dates for the President's inauguration to January 20 from March 4th, and the date for Congress to convene to January 3rd from march 4th.
Under present conditions [of communication and transportation] the result of elections is known all over the country within a few hours after the polls close, and the Capital City is within a few days' travel of the remotest portions of the country.
Section 1 further modifies the Twelfth Amendment in its reference to March 4 as the date by which the House must exercise its choice of a President.
www.classbrain.com /artteenst/publish/20th_amendment.shtml   (934 words)

  
 GEIDNER | Electoral College tie
Due to a Constitutional loophole created by the peculiarities of the Electoral College and an irregularity in the 20th Amendment, this could be the future.
Amendment states that the vice president (Lieberman in this case) "shall act as President until a President shall have qualified." This is distinctly different from what the 20th Amendment says will happen if the president-elect dies before taking office.
The 12th Amendment is causing much of the confusion for those who insist that a Senate-appointed vice president would become president.
www.geocities.com /crgeidner/wildride.html   (620 words)

  
 U.S. Constitution Amendments 11 to 27 - The Lawful Path
Superseded by section 3 of the 20th amendment.
Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution was superseded by the 12th amendment.
Article IV, Section 2, of the Constitution was superseded by the 13th amendment.
www.lawfulpath.com /ref/const-amendments_11-27.shtml   (1583 words)

  
 The Constitution of the United States
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall be [on the first Monday in December,] Altered by 20th Amendment unless they by law appoint a different day.
AMENDMENT II A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
AMENDMENT IX The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
www.constitution.org /usconsti.htm   (4078 words)

  
 Twentieth Amendment to the United States Cons... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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10 'Matching Specific Rights to their Amendments (Amendments 11-27) [BL] The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State.
The 20th amendment was passed by Congress March 2, 1932 and ratified January 23, 1933.
20 ?A portion of the 12th amendment was superseded by this, the 3rd section of the 20th amendment.
www.s95162438.onlinehome.us /dloads/The_Bill_of_Rights.pxt   (2035 words)

  
 Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America
Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission.
freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com /~huckabee/AmendmentsConstitution.html   (1406 words)

  
 The United States Constitution - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.
Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
Amendment XXIII - Presidential Vote for District of Columbia.
www.usconstitution.net /const.html   (5218 words)

  
 Twentieth Amendment to the United States Constitution
This proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution is advocated by supporters of traditional marriage.
Proposes the repeal of the 17th Amendment of the Constitution and an amendment to address fiscal accountability.
Encyclopedic discussion of the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment, which restrains the federal government, and which was copied into the Fourteenth Amendment to restrain the states.
www.omniknow.com /common/wiki.php?in=en&term=Twentieth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution   (2063 words)

  
 Amendments To The US Constitution
The 13th Amendment to the Constitution, relating to slavery, was proposed on January 31, 1865, and ratification was completed on December 6, 1865.
The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratified and enacted in early spring, 1870, gave male citizens the right to vote regardless of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
The 12th amendment governs the procedures for the election of the President of the United States.
www.classbrain.com /artteenst/publish/cat_index_12.shtml   (376 words)

  
 Explanation of the types of Sessions of Congress
The timetable that came to be adopted, and which would be used until the adoption of the 20th Amendment, was something of an accident of history.
Presidents, before the adoption of the 20th Amendment, often used this power to call the Senate alone into Special Session (and, yes- here the term "Special Session" IS the proper one, as not the entire Congress meets).
The 20th Amendment timetable, combined with the increasing average length of each "regular" sessions of the post-World War II Congresses- as compared to those of a hundred years earlier, has made a President calling the Senate alone into Special Session obsolete.
www.thegreenpapers.com /Hx/SessionsExplanation.html   (1313 words)

  
 The Police Grant (Scotland) Amendment Order 1995
This Order may be cited as the Police Grant (Scotland) Amendment Order 1995 and shall come into force on 20th December 1995.
(a) at any time during the period commencing on 20th December 1995 and ending on 31st March 1996 the police force consists of a number of regular constables which exceeds the maximum number which the force was authorised to consist of on 12th December 1995; and
(ii) Y is the average number of regular constables of the relevant police force during the period commencing on 20th December 1995 and ending on 31st March 1996.
www.hmso.gov.uk /si/si1995/Uksi_19953025_en_1.htm   (671 words)

  
 Mullings: An American Cyber-column By Rich Galen
In the olden days - prior to the 20th Amendment - the President was sworn in on March 4 in the year following his election.
Actually the 20th Amendment doesn't say that the President will be sworn in at noon.
Section 1 states, "The terms of the President and the Vice-President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January…" and because we are not supposed to be without a sitting President and/or Vice President, the new executives are sworn in at the same moment the terms of the outgoing team end.
www.mullings.com /12-08-04.htm   (454 words)

  
 20
20th Amendment - Commencement of the Terms of the President, Vice President and Members of Congress.
The Amendment was adopted after a long campaign by its advocates who had largely despaired of attaining their goal through modification of individual state laws.
Progress continued to be discouraging, only ten additional States having joined Wyoming by 1914, and, judicial efforts having failed, and a vigorous campaign brought congressional passage of a proposed Amendment and the necessary state ratifications.
www.murraystate.edu /kate/election/20.htm   (204 words)

  
 Can a Lame Duck Congress Impeach President Clinton?
The 20th Amendment flat-out forbids it, argues a professor from Yale law school.
The problem the professor cites is the 20th Amendment, passed in 1933.
Most of the two-session impeachments that the paper discussed preceded the 20th Amendment, which the memo never mentioned.
www.ishipress.com /lameduck.htm   (844 words)

  
 TIME.com: A 20th Amendment? -- Jan. 5, 1925 -- Page 1
Congress then concluded it must have an amendment to the Constitution in order to regulate child labor, since the Constitution as it now stands does not specifically grant the power to the Federal Government.
SECTION 2—The power of the several states is unimpaired by this article except that the operation of state laws shall suspended to the extent necessary to give effect to legislation enacted by Congress.
This referendum was'merely advisory and is not binding on the Legislature although it practically insures the rejection of the Amendment by the Legislature.
www.time.com /time/archive/preview/0,10987,719693,00.html   (615 words)

  
 The SSI Rant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
I recognize that, on January 20, 1969, I did enlist to a 22-year induction period to the Office of the United States Constitution 20th Amendment Public Informer.
To the Office of 20th Amendment Public Informer I did acceed on February 14, 1989.
I understand that my term as 20th Amendment Public Informer expires January 20th 1991 without the occurrence of constitutional crisis or expires with Presidential Impeachment in the event of constitutional crisis as is currently the case.
www.radix.net /%7Ekaro/ssirant.htm   (538 words)

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