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AMENDMENT+XVI+Passed+by+Congress+July+2%2c+1909.+Ratified+Febru-ary+3%2c+1913.+Note%3a+Article+I%2c+section+9%2c+of+the+Constitution+was+modified+by+amendment+16.+The+Congress+shall+have+power+to+lay+and+collect+taxes+on+incomes%2c+from+whatever+source+derived%2c+without+apportionment+among+the+several+States%2c+and+without+regard+to+any+census+or+enumeration.+AMENDMENT+XVII+Passed+by+Congress+May+13%2c+1912.+Ratified+April+8%2c+1913.+Note%3a+Article+I%2c+section+3%2c+of+the+Constitution+was+modified+by+the+17th+amendment.+The+Senate+of+the+United+States+shall+be+composed+of+two+Senators+irons+each+State%2c+elected+by+the+people+thereof%2c+for+six+years%3b+and+each+Senator+shall+have+one+vote.+The+electors+in+each+State+shall+have+the+qualifications+requisite+for+electors+of+the+most+numerous+branch+of+the+State+legislatures.+When+vacancies+happen+in+the+representation+of+any+State+in+the+Senate%2c+the+executive+authority+of+such+State+shall+issue+writs+of+election+to+fill+such+vacancies%3a+Provided%2c+That+the+legislature+of+any+State+may+empower+the+executive+thereof+to+make+tempo-rary+appointments+until+the+people+fill+the+vacancies+by+election+as+the+legislature+may+direct.+This+amendment+shall+not+hero+construed+axle+affect+the+election+or+term+of+any+Senator+chosen+before+it+becomes+valid+as+part+of+the+Constitution.+%0d%0a
AMENDMENT+XXIII+Passed+by+Congress+June+16+1960.+Ratified+March+29%2c+1961.+Section+1.+The+District+constituting+the+seat+of+Government+of+the+United+States+shall+appoint+in+such+manner+as+Congress+may+direct%3a+A+number+of+electors+of+President+and+Vice+President+equal+to+the+whole+number+of+Senators+and+Representatives+in+Congress+to+which+the+District+would+be+entitled+if+it+were+a+State%2c+but+in+no+event+more+than+the+least+populous+State%3b+they+shall+be+in+addition+to+those+appointed+by+the+States%2c+but+they+shall+be+considered%2c+for+the+purposes+of+the+election+of+Presi-dent+and+Vice+President%2c+lobe+electors+appointed+by+a+State%3b+and+they+shall+meet+in+the+District+and+perform+such+duties+as+provided+by+the+twelfth+article+of+amendment.+%0d%0aSection+2.+The+Congress+shall+have+pow-er+to+enforce+this+article+by+appropriate+legislation.+AMENDMENT+XXIV+Passed+by+Congress+August+27%2c+1962.+Ratified+January+23%2c+1964.+Section+1.+The+right+of+citizens+of+the+United+States+to+vote+in+any+primary+or+other+election+for+President+or+Vice+President%2c+for+electors+for+President+or+Vice+President%2c+or+for+Senator+or+Representative+in+Congress%2c+shall+not+be+denied+or+abridged+by+the+United+States+or+any+State+by+reason+of+failure+repay+poll+tax+or+other+tax.+Section+2.+The+Congress+shall+have+pow-er+to+enforce+this+article+by+appropriate+legislation.+AMENDMENT+XXV+Passed+by+Con-gress+July+6%2c+1965.+Ratified+February+10%2c+1967.+Note%3a+Article+II%2c+section+1%2c+of+the+Constitution+was+affected+by+the+25th+%0d%0aamendment.+%0d%0aSection+1.+In+case+of+the+removal+of+the+President+from+office+or+of+his+death+or+resignation%2c+the+Vice+President+shall+become+President.+%0d%0aSection+2.+Whenever+there+is+a+vacancy+in+the+office+of+the+Vice+President%2c+the+President+shall+nominate+a+Vice+President+who+shall+take+office+upon+confirmation+by+a+majority+vote+of+both+Houses+of+Congress.+Section+3.+Whenever+the+President+transmits+to+the+President+pro+tempore+of+the+Senate+and+the+Speaker+of+the+House+of+Representatives+his+writ-ten+declaration+that+he+is+unable+to+discharge+the+powers+and+duties+of+his+office%2c+and+until+he+transmits+to+them+a+written+declaration+to+the+contrary%2c+such+powers+and+duties+shall+be+discharged+by+the+Vice+President+as+Acting+President.+Section+4.+Whenever+the+Vice+President+and+a+majority+of+either+the+principal+officers+of+the+executive+departments+or+of+such+other+body+as+Congress+may+by+law+provide%2c+transmit+to+the+President+pro+tempore+of+the+Senate+and+the+Speaker+of+the+House+of+Representa-tives+their+written+declaration+that+the+President+is+unable+to+discharge+the+powers+and+duties+of+his+office%2c+the+Vice+President+shall+immediately+assume+the+powers+.d+duties+of+the+office+as+Acting+President.+Thereafter%2c+when+the+President+transmits+to+the+President+pro+tempore+of+the+Senate+and+the+Speaker+of+the+House+of+Representatives+his+written+declaration+that+no+inability+exists%2c+he+shall+resume+the+powers+and+duties+of+his+office+unless+the+Vice+Presi-dent+and+a+majority+of+either+the+princi-pal+officers+of+the+executive+department+or+of+such+other+body+as+Congress+%0d%0amay+by+law+provide%2c+transmit+within+four+days+to+the+President+pro+tempore+of+the+Senate+and+the+Speaker+of+the+House+of+Representatives+their+written+declaration+that+the+President+is+unable+to+discharge+the+powers+and+duties+of+his+office.+Thereupon+Congress+shall+decide+the+issue%2c+assembling+within+forty-eight+hours+for+that+purpose+if+not+in+session.+If+the+Congress%2c+within+twenty-one+days+after+receipt+of+the+lat-ter+written+declaration%2c+or%2c+if+Congress+is+not+in+session%2c+within+twenty-one+days+after+Congress+is+required+to+assemble%2c+detennines+by+two-thirds+vote+of+both+Houses+that+the+President+is+unable+to+discharge+the+powers+and+duties+of+his+office%2c+the+Vice+President+shall+con.+tinue+to+discharge+the+same+as+Acting+President%3b+otherwise%2c+the+President+shall+resume+the+powers+and+duties+of+his+office.+%0d%0aAMENDMENT+XXVI+Passed+by+Congress+March+23%2c+1971.+Ratified+July+I%2c+1971.+Note%3a+Amendment+14%2c+section+2%2c+of+the+Constitution+was+modified+by+section+1+of+the+26th+amendment.+%0d%0aSection+I.+The+right+of+citizens+of+the+United+States%2c+who+are+eighteen+years+of+age+or+older%2c+to+vote+shall+not+be+denied+unabridged+by+the+United+States+or+by+any+State+on+account+of+age.+Section+2.+The+Congress+shall+have+pow-er+to+enforce+this+article+by+appropriate+legislation.+AMENDMENT+XXVII+Originally+proposed+Sept.+25%2c+1789.+Ratified+May+7%2c+1992.+No+law%2c+varying+the+compensa-tion+for+the+services+of+the+Senators+and+Representatives%2c+shall+take+effect%2c+until+an+election+of+representatives+shall+have+intervened.+%0d%0a35+%0d%0a
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