Friday Constitutional 19 – 21st, 22nd And 23rd Amendments
This was needed ... Amendment, ratified in 1961, gave the people of the District of Columbia a small voice in the election of the President of their nation. Prior to this Amendment there was no representation for those living in the District. The 23rd ...
Why Do We Even Have the Old Georgetown Board?
Why should another federal body be needed? Why make businesses and residents kowtow ... vote for the president, thanks to the 23rd Amendment.
March 29, 1961 | District of Columbia Awarded Right to Vote in Presidential Election
On March 29, 1961, the 23rd ... an amendment for the District of Columbia to “be treated as though it were a state,” with full representation in Congress. The District of Columbia Voting Rights Amendment was ratified by only16 of the necessary 38 ...
Don’t tread on thin ice or the Second Amendment
The most common question received was why I haven ... I’ve read the amendment many times, but admittedly did not understand it well enough to speak on the topic. The amendment states: “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of ...
6 constitutional amendments that just missed the cut
In 1978 the 96th Congress approved an amendment that would have repealed the 23rd Amendment ... it well short of the 38 ratifications it needed. Congress frequently hears suggestions for new D.C. voting amendments, though, including ones that would ...