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The 27th Amendment -- Part 2


October 26, 2018

As we noted last week, ten amendments were added to the U.S. Constitution in 1791. These additional provisions put limits on what the national government could do. For example, the first amendment prohibited the government from establishing a national religion like England had.

Over the years we have amended the Constitution 17 more times. Two of those amendments canceled each other out. The 18th made alcoholic beverages illegal and the 21st made them legal again.

Consequently, we have made only 15 changes to the Constitution in the last 227 years that are still in effect. Among the amendm...

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