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Title: Extending the bill of rights Protecting all Americans


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Extending the bill of rightsProtecting all
Americans
  • Thirteenth Amendment
  • Fourteenth Amendment
  • Fifteenth Amendment
  • Seventeenth Amendment
  • Nineteenth Amendment
  • Twenty-Third Amendment
  • Twenty-Fourth Amendment
  • Twenty-Sixth Amendment

2
Thirteenth Amendment
  • 1865
  • Abolished slavery and authorized Congress to pass
    legislation implementing its abolition

3
Amendment 13 (XIII)
  • 13 is an unlucky number
  • Being a slave was not good ?
  • Think slavery!
  • Abolished it! ?

4
Fourteenth Amendment
  • 1868
  • Born or naturalized in United Statesinclude most
    African Americans
  • Everyone is equal

5
Amendment 14 (XIV)
  • 1 (one) 4 (four) ALL!
  • We are all equal under the law!
  • HUGE!!!!
  • Anytime one is not being treated equally. Cite
    the 14th!
  • Connect to 5th too! (open your hand!)

6
Fifteenth Amendment
  • 1870
  • No state may take away a persons voting rights
    based on race, color, or previous enslavement
  • Suffragethe right to voteto African Americans
  • Only men could vote

7
Amendment 15 (XV)
  • African American suffrage
  • Guess what?
  • African American has 15 letters!
  • 13, 14 and 15 go together!

8
Seventeenth Amendment
  • 1913
  • Allow voters to elect their senators directly
  • Gave Americans a greater voice in their government

9
Amendment 17 (XVII)
  • Now we get to elect senators!
  • Senate-teen

10
Nineteenth Amendment
  • 1920
  • Protected the right of women to vote
  • Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth C. Stanton
  • Wyomingwomen--1869

11
Amendment 19 (XIX)
  • What age do women look the best?
  • Nineteen!

12
Twenty-third Amendment
  • 1961
  • Residents of the capital could vote
  • President and Vice-President

13
Amendment 23 (XXIII)
  • People in DC love 23!
  • Or, MJs number
  • He last played for the

14
Twenty-Fourth Amendment
  • 1964
  • Poll taxes-voters paid a sum of money to vote
  • Poor whites and African American could not afford
    the tax
  • Made poll taxes illegal

15
Amendment 24 (XXIV)
  • No poll taxes!
  • 2 vote 4 free

16
Twenty-Six Amendment
  • 1971
  • Guaranteed the voting age to 18

17
Amendment 2(XXVI)
  • 18 year olds get suffrage!
  • 2 6 8teen year olds
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