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Ch 26: STAAR US History: Major Amendments to the US Constitution

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These fun and useful lessons will help you identify the major amendments to the US Constitution. To prepare for related questions on the STAAR US History test, utilize the supplemental lesson quizzes and chapter exam.

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.

5 Lessons in Chapter 26: STAAR US History: Major Amendments to the US Constitution
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What Is Civil Disobedience? - Definition, Acts & Examples

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.

Voting Rights Amendments of the US Constitution

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.

What is the 19th Amendment? - Definition, Summary & Date Ratified

3. What is 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 acknowledgment of citizenship.

The 24th Amendment: Definition, Summary, History & Court Cases

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.

The 26th Amendment: Definition, History, Facts & Court Cases

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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