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  FindLaw: U.S. Constitution: Amendments
The amendment was rejected by Georgia on July 24, 1919; by Alabama on September 22, 1919; by South Carolina on January 29, 1920; by Virginia on February 12, 1920; by Maryland on February 24, 1920; by Mississippi on March 29, 1920; by Louisiana on July 1, 1920.
The amendment was rejected by a convention in the State of South Carolina, on December 4, 1933.
Proclamation was by the Archivist of the United States, pursuant to 1 U.S.C. Sec.
caselaw.lp.findlaw.com /data/constitution/amendments.html   (3842 words)

  
 United States House of Representatives - Amendments to the Constitution
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.house.gov /house/Constitution/Amend.html   (2086 words)

  
 United States Constitution
The U.S. Constitution calls itself the "supreme law of the land." Courts have interpreted this clause to mean that when state constitutions or laws passed by state legislatures or by the national Congress are found to conflict with the federal Constitution, these laws have no force.
The Constitution divides the defense responsibility between the legislative and executive branches: Congress alone has the power to declare war and to appropriate funds for defense, while the president is commander-in-chief of the armed forces and bears primary responsibility for the defense of the country.
Article Six establishes the Constitution and the laws and treaties of the United States made in accordance with it as the supreme law of the land.
www.publicdock.com /United_States_Constitution.shtml   (6273 words)

  
 Amendments to the Constitution of the United States — Infoplease.com
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.
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 Supreme Law Library : Reference : White House Constitution : whuscons
The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be encreased or diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.
AMENDMENT X. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
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 thereof to the States by Congress.
www.supremelaw.org /ref/whuscons/whuscons.htm   (3718 words)

  
 Additional Amendments to the Constitution
ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of, the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.
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.
www.constitution.org /afterte_.htm   (1568 words)

  
 The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution Guarantees an Individual Right To Keep and Bear Arms
When the Constitution was sent to the states for ratification, several states, chief among them Virginia, were concerned that in spite of the restrictions written into the main body of the Constitution, a federal standing army might still threaten the hard-won liberties of the people.
State legislation which prohibited arms bearing by fls was held to be constitutional owing to the lack of status of African Americans as citizens, despite the fact that the United States Constitution and most state constitutions referred to arms bearing as a right of "the people" rather than "the citizen."
Sir, I find in the Constitution of the United States an article which declares that "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." For myself, I shall insist that the reconstructed rebels of Mississippi respect the Constitution in their local laws....
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 U.S. Senate: Reference Home > Constitution of the United States
Written in 1787, ratified in 1788, and in operation since 1789, the United States Constitution is the world’s longest surviving written charter of government.
Membership in the House is apportioned according to the population of the states.
The 13th amendment abolished slavery and the 14th amendment provided that representation would be determined according to the whole number of persons in each state, not by the “three-fifths” of the slaves.
www.senate.gov /civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm   (3655 words)

  
 The United States Constitution
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (wen the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the Units States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
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 with seven years from the date of its submission.
webpages.charter.net /steveaubu/constitution/constitution.htm   (3596 words)

  
 ThisNation.com--Constitution of the United States of America
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Section 3 The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, [chosen by the Legislature thereof,]*(Changed by section 1 of the Seventeenth Amendment.) for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.
Article VI All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.
www.thisnation.com /library/constitution.html   (2546 words)

  
 Constitution of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States, or any of them.
Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State; And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.
A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on Demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime.
www.ushistory.org /documents/constitution.htm   (2619 words)

  
 USA-Presidents.Info - Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR)
In the 1920 election, Roosevelt was a candidate for Vice-President of the United States on the Democratic ticket with James M. Cox.
However, in 1941 the conflicting interests of Japan and the United States in Asia and the Pacific, especially in China, resulted in a breakdown of diplomatic relations to the point where war seemed inevitable.
In 1951 the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution was passed, which limited all presidents from that point forward to two terms (this was previously just a custom that was established by George Washington and followed by every president up to Roosevelt).
www.usa-presidents.info /fdr.htm   (1460 words)

  
 Twentieth Amendment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Twentieth Amendment to the United States Constitution establishes some details of presidential succession and of the beginning and ending of the terms of elected federal officials.
Twentieth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland — provided constitutional recognition of local government.
This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Twentieth_Amendment   (104 words)

  
 KS Judicial Branch - LawWise Newsletter - March 2000
In most States, the electors are appointed by state-wide popular election on the day of the general election.
But some state laws require electors to cast their votes according to the popular vote and provide that so-called "faithless electors" may be subject to fines or may be disqualified for casting an invalid vote and be replaced by a substitute elector.
Instead Benjamin Harrison, former senator from Indiana and the Grandson of President William Henry Harrison, was elected as the 23rd President of the United States.
www.kscourts.org /lawwise/marwise.htm   (2511 words)

  
 FindLaw: Cases and Codes: U.S. Constitution
Twentieth Amendment - Commencement of the Terms of the President, Vice President and Members of Congress.
Twenty-First Amendment - Repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment
Twenty-Third Amendment - Presidential Electors for the District of Columbia
www.findlaw.com /casecode/constitution   (526 words)

  
 Untitled   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
With the ratification of the Twentieth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1933, presidents no longer needed an office in the Capitol to sign end-of-session legislation.
The amendment shifted presidential inaugurations from March 3 to January 20 and established January 3 as the opening date for each session of Congress.
Since that time, presidents have signed legislation at a number of locations--on special occasions or at sites with symbolic or historical ties to the legislation being signed.
www.senate.gov /vtour/lbj.htm   (221 words)

  
 Model parameters for topic "ID# 16"
List of unsuccessful attempts to amend the U.S. Constitution
Separation of church and state in the United States
Preemption of state and local laws in the United States
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