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1 - 10 See Bill of Rights

11 February 7, 1795 Clearly defines original jurisdiction of Supreme Court
12 June 15, 1804 Electoral College for selecting President / Vice President
13 December 6, 1865 Abolished slavery
14 July 9, 1868 Established citizenship, representation, and loyalty
15 February 3, 1870 Gave right to vote to all males of age, regardless of race
16 February 3, 1913 Established Federal Income Tax system
17 April 8, 1913 Established popular vote for Senators
18 January 16, 1919 Prohibition of alcohol
19 August 18, 1920 Gave women right to vote
20 January 23, 1933 Terms of office for Legislature, Presidential succession
21 December 5, 1933 Ended Prohibition (repealed the Eighteenth Amendment)
22 February 27, 1951 Terms limits for President
23 March 29, 1961 Gave D.C. electoral votes
24 January 23, 1964 Ended poll taxes in order to vote
25 February 10, 1967 Further clarifies Presidential succession if something should happen to the President and Vice President
26 July 1, 1971 Gave right to vote to all citizens 18 years of age, and older
27 May 5 or 7, 1992 Legislators cannot give themselves pay raises in an election year