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On this day: March 4

Published On: Mar 11 2013 10:46:19 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 04 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

The U.S. Constitution goes into effect, FDR reassures the nation, John Lennon gets into a popularity contest with Jesus, and Martha Stewart gets out of prison, all on this day.

OTD March 4 - 11th Amendment
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1794: The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the first since the adoption of the Bill of Rights, is passed by the U.S. Congress. When ratified on Feb. 7, 1795, the amendment granted states sovereign immunity, meaning that states are generally immune from being sued in federal court without their consent.

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