Amendments that people often forget

By: Payton Kibel, Hunter Koebrick, and Austin Jacobs

The 17th Amendment

The 17th amendment of the US constitution gives United States citizens the right to elect Senators. There are two senators elected to the senate in each state. These senators serve six years terms. Previously state legislatures in the House Of Representatives, appointed senators. This change came about during the progressive era. This style of election was tested in special elections in Maryland and Alabama in 1913. The following year it became a valid part of the constitution.

The 11th Amendment

11 Amendment

The 11th amendment was the first amendment of the Unites States Constitution after the Bill of Rights. After this amendment was put in; federal courts had the power to hear legal cases that were started by citizens against the state, and that states were not immune to these cases. These cases had to be dealt within the state that is being sued. It was created because of the court case Chisholm v. Georgia.

The 23 Amendment

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, but in no event more than the least populous state; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the states, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a state; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.