Congressional inquiries into the Black Codes found them to be a new way of controlling ex-slaves, fraught with violence and cruelty. Amendment 18 Prohibition of liquor Section 1.
The ratification messages of the states included many varying suggestions, which the very first Congress took under consideration in its very first session. These often slowed down reconstruction. On the other hand, many rights and acts were passed to support the constitutional amendments.
Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall The effects of later amendments to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. By the end ofeight of the eleven Confederate states had also ratified it.
Most of the delegates did not feel such a bill was necessary, and other may have been on the fence but were weary from the months of negotiations.
Although black Republicans never obtained political office in proportion to their overwhelming electoral majority, Revels and a dozen other black men served in Congress during Reconstruction, more than served in state legislatures and many more held local offices. Amendment 15 Black suffrage Section 1.
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, transmit 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, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
Amendment III Quartering of soldiers No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
These often slowed down reconstruction. The Southern states, with their agricultural economies, relied on the slavery system to ensure the cash crops cotton, hemp, rice, indigo, and tobacco, primarily were tended and cultivated.
The amendment also required that Congress meet each year on January 3, unless a different day was chosen. 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, transmit 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, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
The first day for the newly elected Congress was moved up to January 3, allowing Congress time to select the president or vice president should the need arise. It provided for equal protection of the laws for all citizens.
The Amendment limits the jurisdiction of the federal courts to automatically hear cases brought against a state by the citizens of another state. Amendment III Quartering of soldiers No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The secession movement led to the Civil War. Amendment 24 Abolition of poll taxes Section 1. Amendment IV Search and arrest The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.Specificaly Amendments -Thirteenth through Fifteenth.
What have been some of the effects of these later amendments? Cite at least three sources to support the content of your paper.
Anthony later used the 15th Amendment as rationale for voting in a New York election, and though she was tried and fined for voting, the ordeal proved an impetus for the eventual guarantee of voting rights for women. Nov 09, · Watch video · The 15th Amendment, granting African-American men the right to vote, was adopted into the U.S.
Constitution in Despite the amendment, by the late s discriminatory practices were used to. The Effects of the Fourteenth Amendment on the Constitution of the United States © Dan Goodman The Fourteenth Amendment was passed by 39th Congresson June 13, On June 16,the House Joint Resolution proposing the Fourteenth Amendment was submitted to the States.3/5(2).
Thirdly, the amendment required that every State provide equal protection to all of its citizens- this clause intended to prevent discrimination against African-Americans, although due to several supreme court rulings the clauses effects. Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect on the 15th day of October following the ratification of this article.
Section 6. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission.