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* New Jersey, September 11, 1866.
Oregon, September 19, 1866.
Vermont, November 9, 1866.
New York, January 10, 1867.
Ohio, January 11, 1867.
Illinois, January 15, 1867.
West Virginia, January 16, 1867.
Kansas, January 18, 1867.
Maine, January 19, 1867.
Nevada, January 22, 1867.
Missouri, January 26, 1867.
Indiana, January 29, 1867.
Minnesota, February 1, 1867.
Rhode Island, February 7, 1867.
Wisconsin, February 13, 1867.
Pennsylvania, February 13, 1867.
Michigan, February 15, 1867.
Massachusetts, March 20, 1867.
Nebraska, June 15, 1867.
Iowa, April 3, 1868.
Arkansas, April 6, 1868.
Florida, June 9, 1868.
& North Carolina, July 4, 1868.
Louisiana, July 9, 1868.
$ South Carolina, July 9, 1868.
Alabama, July 13, 1868.
§ Georgia, July 21, 1868.
$ The State of Virginia ratified this amendment on the 8th of Octo-
* New Jersey withdrew her consent to the ratification in April, 1868.
Oregon withdrew her consent to the ratification October 15, 1868.
Obio withdrew her consent to the ratification in January, 1868.
& North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia had previously rejected the amendment.
ber, 1869, subsequent to the date of the proclamation of the Secretary of State.
The States of Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Texas rejected the amendment.
The fifteenth article was submitted to the Legislatures of the sev. eral States, there being then thirty-seven States, by a resolution of Congress passed on the 27th of February, 1869, at the first session of the Forty-first Congress; and was ratified, according to a proclama.. tion of the Secretary of State dated March 30, 1870, by the Legislatures of the following States:
Nevada, March 1, 1869.
West Virginia, March 3, 1869.
North Carolina, March 5, 1869.
Louisiana, March 5, 1869.
Illinois, March 5, 1869.
Michigan, March 8, 1869.
Wisconsin, March 9, 1869.
Massachusetts, March 12, 1869.
Maine, March 12, 1869.
South Carolina, March 16, 1869.
Pennsylvania, March 26, 1869.
Arkansas, March 30, 1869.
* New York, April 14, 1869.
Indiana, May 14, 1869.
Connecticut, May 19, 1869.
Florida, June 15, 1869.
New Hampshire, July 7, 1869.
Virginia, October 8, 1869.
Vermont, October 21, 1869.
Alabama, November 24, 1869.
* New York withdrew her consent to the ratification January 5, 1870.
Missouri, January 10, 1870.
Mississippi, January 17, 1870.
Rhode Island, January 18, 1870.
Kansas, January 19, 1870.
* Ohio, January 27, 1870.
Georgia, February 2, 1870.
Iowa, February 3, 1870.
Nebraska, February 17, 1870.
Texas, February 18, 1870.
Minnesota, February 19, 1870.
+ The State of New Jersey ratified this amendment on the 21st of February, 1871, subsequent to the date of the proclamation of the Secretary of State.
The States of California, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Oregon, and Tennessee rejected this amendment.
*Ohio had previously rejected the amendment May 4, 1869.
| New Jersey had previously rejected the amendment.
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
Abridged. The privileges or immunities of citizens of the
United States shall not be. (Amendments) ---------
Absent members, in such manner and under such penalties as
it may provide. Each House is authorized to compel
the attendance of...
Accounts of receipts and expenditures of public money shall
be published from time to time. A statement of the...
Accusation. In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall
be informed of the cause and nature of the. (Amend-
Accused shall have a speedy public trial. In all criminal prose-
cutions the. (Amendments]
He shall be tried by an impartial jury of the State and dis-
trict where the crime was committed. [Amendments).
He shall be informed of the nature of the accusation.
He shall be confronted with the witnesses against him.
He shall have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses
in his favor. (Amendments).
He shall have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
Actions at common law involving over twenty dollars shall be
tried by jury. (Amendments]
Acts, records, and judicial proceedings of another State. Full
faith and credit shall be given in each State to the..---
Acts. Congress shall prescribe the manner of proving such
acts, records, and proceedings...
Adjourn from day to day. A smaller number than a quorum
of each House may -
Adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other place than
that in which they shall be sitting. Neither House
shall, during the session of Congress, without the con-
sent of the other
Adjournment, the President may adjourn them to such time
as he shall think proper. In case of disagreement be-
tween the two Houses as to...
Admiralty and maritime jurisdiction. The judicial power shall
extend to all cases of..-...
Admitted by the Congress into this Union, but no new State
shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any
other State. New States may be..-...
Nor shall any State be formed by the junction of two or
more States, or parts of States, without the consent of
the legislatures and of Congress
Adoption of the Constitution shall be valid. All debts and en.
gagements contracted by the Confederation and before
Advice and consent of the Senate. The President shall have
power to make treaties by and with the...
To appoint ambassadors or other public ministers and con-
suls by and with the..
To appoint all other officers of the United States not herein
otherwise provided for by and with the----
Affirmation. Senators sitting to try impeachments shall be on
To be taken by the President of the United States. Form
of the oath or..
No warrants shall be issued but upon probable cause and
on oath or. (Amendments) --
To support the Constitution. Senators and Represent-
atives, members of State legislatures, executive and
judicial officers, both State and Federal, shall be bound
by oath or --
Age. No person shall be a Representative who shall not have
attained twenty-five years of ------
No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained
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