To celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend, check out how crazy the United States really could have been if any of these were ratified. God bless the USA!
Posted on June 28, 2011, at 1:14 p.m. ET
Possible rationale: Congressmen, much like our elected leaders today, believed the US to have power over not just its own territory, but the entire word. Also, hippies.
Possible rationale: Limit the president's power even further, make room for evil twin presidents. (image source)
Possible Rationale: Until 1913, Senators weren't elected by the people, and instead were appointed by the states. Congress represented the people, while the senate represented the states.
Possible rationale: In contrast to the 1876 amendment, everyone just got super religious.
Possible rationale: The proposed amendment also barred federal funding for religious organizations. Another way to separate church and state even further.
Possible rationale: Racist old men.
Possible rationale: Stupid old men.
Possible rationale: An attempt to somehow compromise the divide between those who wanted to go to war in Europe, and those who preferred isolationism.
Possible rationale: Those wacky Great Depression days.
Possible rationale: After the failure of the 21st amendment, Congress decided they hate fun. Again.
Possible rationale: Hippies.
basically this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcFaVfTDWcs
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