Essay On 21st Amendment

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21st Amendment
Repealed the eighteenth amendment, alcohol prohibition. Gave regulation of liquor to the states. Since then, alcohol control has largely been resolved at local level. Each state acquires own laws to regulate sale, transportation, and importation. States declare the drinking age, which is set at a minimum of 21 years.

22nd Amendment
FDR was the only president to serve more than two terms, who was elected four times. Sets presidential term limits. “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more
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Ratification required prohibition of poll taxes or any other taxes for voters in federal elections. In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court in in Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections ruled poll taxes on any election level as unconstitutional. “The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.”

25th Amendment
Constitutes a plan in case of presidential removal. Has been invoked on six occasions, since ratification. “In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.” In other words if the President dies in office, the Vice President will undertake the position in presidency.

26th Amendment
Sets the age of 18 years as the minimum voting age, and prohibits states and federal government from denying one the right to vote on account of age at or above set minimum. The slogan “Old Enough to Fight, Old Enough to Vote” was largely used, during time of

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