The amendment was offered as a removal of another obstacle to the right to vote: the poll tax.
This amendment for the first time, effective with the 1964 election, gave District of Columbia residents the opportunity to vote for three presidential electors.
Following Franklin D. Roosevelt’s election to third and fourth terms, this amendment set a future limit at two terms.
Article II of the Constitution establishes the Executive branch of the federal government.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Article. I. Section. […]
The Preamble to the Constitution outlines the purposes of the Constitution, and defines the powers of the new government as originating from the people of the United States.
Article VII of the Constitution established a new ratification requirement for the states that met after the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
Article VI of the Constitution allowed the new federal government assumed the financial obligations of the old government, established the “supremacy clause” as the most important guarantor of national union, and required state and federal officials to take an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution.
Article V of the Constitution defines how the Constitution can be amended.
Article IV of the Constitution outlines the duties states have to each other, and the duties the federal government has to the states. It provides for the admission of new states and defines a process for changing state boundaries. It also originally included the Fugitive Slave clause, which is now obsolete.