Titles of Nobility Amendment

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Passed by Congress in 1810, the amendment came within two states of being approved between 1812 and 1816.  The text of the amendment:

 

If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive or retain, any title of nobility or honour, or shall, without the consent of Congress, accept and retain any present, pension, office or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince or foreign power, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them. (more…)

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