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STAAR US History: Major Amendments to the US Constitution - Chapter Summary
In this test prep chapter, you will learn that while the Constitution is the foundational document that helped establish this democracy, it required some key amendments to refine the laws it prescribes. As you prepare for related questions on the STAAR US History exam, you can study the topics featured in this chapter including:
- Acts of civil disobedience and their influence on changing laws
- Overview of the amendments that extended voting rights
- Details of the 19th amendment and the process it took to achieve it
- History of the 24th amendment
- Summary of the 26th amendment and key court cases involved
After you carefully examine each lesson, take advantage of the quick multiple-choice lesson quizzes and then move on to the more detailed chapter exam to assess comprehension. These tests will help you determine if you need to review any of the topics discussed. You can also refer to the printable quiz worksheets and transcripts for video lessons when studying offline to fully prepare for this portion of the STAAR US History exam.
1. What Is Civil Disobedience? - Definition, Acts & Examples
Change never comes easy. Read on to learn about civil disobedience, its origins, tactics used in non-violent protest, and examples of civil disobedience throughout history.
2. Voting Rights Amendments of the US Constitution
This lesson will explore the 15th, 19th, 24th, and 26th Amendments of the United States Constitution. In doing so, it will define the term 'amendments' while also discussing how each of these changed the vote within America.
3. The 19th Amendment: Definition, Summary & Date Ratified
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees all women the right to vote. Let's take a look at the lengthy and arduous path traveled by women seeking not only the right to vote but also an acknowledgment of citizenship.
4. The 24th Amendment: Definition, Summary, History & Court Cases
This lesson discusses the 24th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. Additionally, this lesson will summarize the history behind the amendment and a couple of significant U.S. Supreme Court cases which the amendment influenced.
5. The 26th Amendment: Definition, History, Facts & Court Cases
The 26th Amendment was adopted to lower the voting age to 18. It was passed after the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government couldn't lower the age by a simple federal statute.
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Other chapters within the STAAR U.S. History: Test Prep & Practice course
- STAAR US History: Independence & the Founding Fathers
- STAAR US History: Historical Eras & Significant Events (1877 to Present)
- STAAR US History: Political, Economic & Social Change (1877-1898)
- STAAR US History: United States as a World Power (1898-1920)
- STAAR US History: World War I
- STAAR US History: Early 20th Century Reform & Third-Party Movements
- STAAR US History: Individuals & Social Change During the 1920s
- STAAR US History: World War II
- STAAR US History: Cold War & the United States
- STAAR US History: The Vietnam War
- STAAR US History: The Civil Rights Movement
- STAAR US History: Civil Rights Legislation
- STAAR US History: Role of US in the World (1970-1990)
- STAAR US History: Ronald Reagan & the Rise of Conservatism
- STAAR US History: Foreign Policy & the Gulf War
- STAAR US History: Geographic Factors & Events
- STAAR US History: Migration, Immigration & American Society
- STAAR US History: Population Growth & Environmental Concerns
- STAAR US History: Arts & Culture
- STAAR US History: People Contributing to National Identity
- STAAR US History: Changing Role of the Government
- STAAR US History: Domestic & Global Accountability in Government
- STAAR US History: Government Branches & Checks & Balances
- STAAR US History: Landmark Supreme Court Cases
- STAAR US History: Core Values & the Democratic Process
- STAAR US History: Civic Participation & Leadership
- STAAR US History: Legislation & Economic Growth (1870-1920)
- STAAR US History: Economic Development Between WWI & WWII
- STAAR US History: Economic Effects of World War II & the Cold War
- STAAR US History: Economic Interdependence in the 21st Century
- STAAR US History: Impact of Science & Technology on Economic Development
- STAAR US History: Research & Analyzing Information
- STAAR US History: Critical Thinking & Writing
- About the STARR Tests
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