23rd Amendment

 

John F Kennedy

What is the 23rd Amendment?
The 23rd Amendment is about the Presidential vote being given to Washington, D. C.

Summary of the 23rd Amendment
Summary: The 23rd Amendment was ratified in 1961, during the administration of JFK,
giving the people in the District of Columbia the right to vote for President.

When was the 23rd Amendment passed?
Amendment XXIII was passed by Congress on June 16, 1960 and was ratified on March 29, 1961.

23rd Amendment - Presidential vote given to Washington, D. C.
John F Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States whose presidency spanned from January 20,1961 to November 22, 1963. One of the key events during his presidency was the ratification of the 23rd Amendment to the Constitution.

Cause and Reason for the 23rd Amendment
The cause or reason for this addition to the Constitution was to address the problem of the residents of the capitol not having any political voice in federal government.

23rd Amendment Meaning, Explanation and Summary
The meaning of the words and phrases in the 23rd Amendment of the Constitution are explained as follows:

23rd Amendment: Meaning of the Words of the Amendment

  Section 1.
The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as Congress may direct:

A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.

  Explanation & Meaning:  The capital city (the District of Columbia) will have the right to vote for President and Vice President, as other electors.

They will have the number of electors that they would be entitled to if the district were a state - but this number will not be more than the state with the least number of people.

The electors shall be in addition to the states electors, and will be counted for the purposes of electing a president and vice president.

They shall meet and vote as detailed in the 12th amendment.

Congress will decide how the electors are chosen.

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

  Meaning: Congress has the power to make laws to enforce this amendment.

23rd Amendment: Meaning of the Words of the Twenty-third Amendment

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23rd Amendment Text - The Twenty-third Amendment
The original full text of the 23rd Amendment of the Constitution is as follows:

23rd Amendment Text

Section 1.
The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as Congress may direct:

A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.

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

23rd Amendment - Video of the Presidency of John F Kennedy
The above information provides the text, definition and summary of the amendment. The following John F Kennedy video will give you additional important facts and dates about both the personal life and political life of the 35th President of the United States whose presidency spanned from January 20,1961 to November 22, 1963.

 

 

 

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