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What's The Point Of The Twelfth Amendment?

Hello Fellow Americans,

Today we’ll be continuing our in-depth series at a look into the constitution—primarily covering the Twelfth Amendment. We’ll be giving a little background history as well as the purpose it currently holds. 

So, without further ado, let’s get started…

The Twelfth Amendment states…

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. 

This amendment was put into effect to handle any disputes when it came to electing government officials to run the U.S. government. 

This includes…

Rules & Regulations


In order for someone to even be considered for a government position, they must meet a simple list of requirements. For example, the president must be 35+ years of age, be a natural born citizen, and a U.S. resident for over 14 years. 




In order for a president to be officially elected he must maintain a majority of electoral college votes. It helps if they have more popular votes, but the final say must pass through the House of Representatives.


Basically, this amendment provides a better and more efficient way to elect government officials. Let us know if you have any additional questions on this amendment and we’ll be happy to answer them in the comments. 


See You Later Patriot!!!


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