• 1. 1893: Rename the country ‘The United States of Earth’

    1893: Rename the country 'The United States of Earth'

    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.

  • 2. 1878: Replace the President by an executive council of three

    1878: Replace the President by an executive council of three

    Possible rationale: Limit the president’s power even further, make room for evil twin presidents. (image source)

  • 3. 1876: Abolish the United States Senate

    1876: Abolish the United States Senate

    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.

  • 4. 1894: Recognize God & Jesus Christ as the “supreme authority” in human affairs

    1894: Recognize God & Jesus Christ as the "supreme authority" in human affairs

    Possible rationale: In contrast to the 1876 amendment, everyone just got super religious.

  • 5. 1876: Bar religious leaders from holding political office

    1876: Bar religious leaders from holding political office

    Possible rationale: The proposed amendment also barred federal funding for religious organizations. Another way to separate church and state even further.

  • 6. 1912: Forbid interracial marriage

    1912: Forbid interracial marriage

    Possible rationale: Racist old men.

  • 7. 1914: Ban divorce

    1914: Ban divorce

    Possible rationale: Stupid old men.

  • 8. 1916: Put acts of war to a national vote with those voting in the affirmative being required to enlist

    1916: Put acts of war to a national vote with those voting in the affirmative being required to enlist

    Possible rationale: An attempt to somehow compromise the divide between those who wanted to go to war in Europe, and those who preferred isolationism.

  • 9. 1933: Limit personal wealth to $1 million

    1933: Limit personal wealth to $1 million

    Possible rationale: Those wacky Great Depression days.

  • 10. 1938: Ban drunkenness in the US & its territories

    1938: Ban drunkenness in the US & its territories

    Possible rationale: After the failure of the 21st amendment, Congress decided they hate fun. Again.

  • 11. 1971: Give American citizens the inalienable right to be free from polution

    1971: Give American citizens the inalienable right to be free from polution

    Possible rationale: Hippies.