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☆ Hamilton's Homies ☆

Pursuing life, Liberty and Coding Fluency

Hello Patriots and Redcoats alike, welcome to our page! Our names are Emma, Dylan, Ned, and Ricky. We came to a six-week coding boot camp in San Fransisco to improve our coding abilities, teamwork skills, and most importantly, our knowledge of the founding framework. We came in at different experience levels and worked together to make this interactive website as our final project. We are hoping this site highlights that the Constitution isn't just a boring piece of paper, but one of the most influential and perplexing documents ever written. An informed citizenry is of utmost important if we wish not to be a nation of sheep, but rather home of the free and brave. Thank you for visiting!

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“Our Favorite Amendments...”

During World War Two President Franklin D. Roosevelt lowered the minimum age, “Old Enough to Fight, Old Enough to Vote," was instituted by the 26th amendment as millions faced the draft.

In the 1860 Census slaves accounted for 12.6 percent of the national population. The 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolished slavery in the United States. It became law in December 1865, just eight months after Lincoln was killed.

On August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. On November 2 of that same year, more than 8 million women across the U.S. voted in elections for the first time.

Poll taxes enacted in Southern states between 1889 and 1910 had the effect of disenfranchising many blacks as well as poor whites, because payment of the tax was a prerequisite for voting. Thankfully, the 24th amendment rid this country of poll       taxes in 1964 - a major milestone for civil rights.