Feb 25

How JFK’s assassination led to the 25th amendment



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President John F. Kennedy’s death on November 22, 1963 traumatized a nation and led a united Congress to make a key constitutional change, in the form of the 25th amendment.



Feb 25

25th Amendment: Presidential Vacancy and Disability



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This amendment clarifies the Constitution’s previously ambiguous language about presidential succession, explicitly confirming the long-standing custom that when a president dies in office the vice president becomes president, rather than acts as president.



Feb 24

A busy week ahead for the Supreme Court



Posted 1 month, 24 days ago.

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The Supreme Court could announce some news cases and settle some old cases, and will hear arguments in five cases in what will be a busy last week of February.



Feb 24

24th Amendment: Abolition of the Poll Tax



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The amendment was offered as a removal of another obstacle to the right to vote: the poll tax.



Feb 23

23rd Amendment: Presidential Electors for D.C.



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This amendment for the first time, effective with the 1964 election, gave District of Columbia residents the opportunity to vote for three presidential electors.