Twentieth Amendment

The 'Twentieth Amendment' may refer to the:

  • Twentieth Amendment to the United States Constitution — establishes some details of presidential succession and of the beginning and ending of the terms of elected federal officials.
  • Twentieth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland — provided constitutional recognition of local government.

Other articles related to "twentieth amendment, amendment":

Twentieth Amendment Of The Constitution Of Ireland
... The Twentieth Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland provided constitutional recognition of local government and required that local government elections occur at least ... It was effected by the Twentieth Amendment of the Constitution Act, 2001, which was approved by referendum on 11 June 1999 and signed into law on the 23 ...
President-elect Of The United States - Constitutional Criteria - President-elect Succession
... and its counting in Congress in January, the Twelfth Amendment stipulates that all electoral ballots cast shall be counted, presumably even those for a dead candidate ... House committee reporting on the proposed Twentieth Amendment said the "Congress would have 'no discretion' 'would declare that the deceased candidate had received a majority of the votes.'" In cases ... If the President-elect dies before noon January 20, the Twentieth Amendment states the Vice President-elect becomes President ...

Famous quotes containing the words amendment and/or twentieth:

    ... when we shall have our amendment to the Constitution of the United States, everyone will think it was always so, just exactly as many young people believe that all the privileges, all the freedom, all the enjoyments which woman now possesses were always hers. They have no idea of how every single inch of ground that she stands upon to-day has been gained by the hard work of some little handful of women of the past.
    Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)

    One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we’ve developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything.
    Malcolm Muggeridge (1903–1990)