Tag Archives: Amendments to Constitution

End of a Cycle – New One Begins in July


After 2 years and almost 7 months, the cycle of Roots of the Nation has come to an end. It started out as just another website doing an annual page with the Declaration of Independence. I was then struck by … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Constitution, Amendments (26-27)


Amendment 26 (Voting Age Set to 18 Years) Ratified 7/1/1971. 1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Constitution, Amendments (21-25)


Amendment 21 (Amendment 18 Repealed) Ratified 12/5/1933. 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed. 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Constitution, Amendments (16-20)


Amendment 16 (Status of Income Tax Clarified) Ratified 2/3/1913. The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration. Amendment … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Constitution, Amendments (11-15)


Amendment 11 (Judicial Limits) Ratified 2/7/1795. 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, … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Constitution, Amendments (6-10)


Amendment 6 (Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses) Ratified 12/15/1791. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Constitution, Amendments (1-5)


Amendment 1 (Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression) Ratified 12/15/1791. 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 … Continue reading

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