Elements of Civil Government eBook

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SECTION 5.  The Congress shall have power to enforce by appropriate legislation the provisions of this article.


SECTION 1.  The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

SECTION 2.  The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration.


The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two senators from each state, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each senator shall have one vote.  The electors in each state shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislatures.

When vacancies happen in the representation of any state in the Senate, the executive authority of such state shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies:  Provided, That the legislature of any state may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.

[1]Altered by the 17th Amendment.

[2]Altered by the 12th Amendment.

[3]Altered by the 11th Amendment.

  Absolute monarchy, 159
  Academy, naval, 142. 
  Accused, rights of, 74. 
  Actions, 171. 
  Adjutant general, 84, 146.
      functions of, 89. 
  Administrators, 54. 
  Admiralty courts, 171. 
  Agriculture, commissioner of, 84, 89. 
  Alaska, 96. 
  Aldermen, board of, 61. 
  Aliens, 105. 
  Alternate delegates, 194. 
  Amendments, 199. 
  Appropriation by State, 67. 
  Area of counties, 49. 
  Aristocracy, 159, 160. 
  Assembly—­general or legislative, 177. 
  Assessor, Authority of, 61.
      duties of, 67.
      of township, 43, 44. 
  Attorney, 174.
      county, 49.
      duties of, 50.
      general, 88. 
  Auditor, township, 45. 
  Australian ballot-system, 176, 179, 184.

  Ballot, 176.
      blanket, 180, 181.
      box, 176, 177.
      forms of, 183.
      individual, 180.
      in Indiana, 183, 187.
      in Louisville, 183, 185.
      in Mass., 183, 186.
      official, 180, 182.
      secret, 179, 182.
      voting by, 176. 
  Bank inspectors, 90.
      national, 138. 

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