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HIST 1302 Course Guide

Term Limits

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt served 4 terms as United States president.

Constitutional Amendments

Amendments from 1865 - Present

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, and 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 various 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 dates on which the terms of the President and Vice President, and of members of Congress, begin and end, to January 20 and January 3 respectively. States that if the President-elect dies before taking office, the Vice President–elect is to be inaugurated as President.

21st Amendment

Repeals the 18th Amendment and makes it a federal offense to transport or import intoxicating liquors into U.S. states and territories where such is prohibited by law

22nd Amendment

Limits the number of times a person can be elected President.

23rd Amendment

Grants the District of Columbia electors in the Electoral College

24th Amendment

Prohibits the revocation of voting rights due to the non-payment of a poll tax or any other tax

25th Amendment

Addresses succession to the presidency and establishes procedures both for filling a vacancy in the office of the vice president and 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