Additional Rights
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Additional Rights

Amendments 11 through 27 of the Constitution of the United States deal with many things, some of which give you additional rights.

  • The eleventh amendment limits a citizens ability to sue states in federal court under federal law.
  • The thirteenth amendment abolishes slavery.
  • The fourteenth amendment prohibits states from taking away your rights and gives all citizens equal protection under the law.
  • The fifteenth and nineteenth amendments prohibits the government and states from using your race, color, or sex as a qualification for voting.
  • The twenty-fourth amendment prohibits the government from requiring you to pay in order to vote.
  • The twenty-sixth amendment gives every citizen of age 18 or greater the right to vote.

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