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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assem…
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supporte…
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces…
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed; which district s…
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise reexamine…
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Individual cannot sue a state in federal courts
Brought about by the Jefferson/Burr tie, stated that presidential and vice-presidential nominees would run on the same party ticket. Before that time, all of the candidates ran against each other, with the winner becoming president and second-place becoming vice-president.
Outlaws Slavery (1865)
Made former slaves citizens
Provided suffrage for Black males
creates a federal income tax
Direct election of U.S. senators
Prohibits the sale of alcohol.
Gave women the right to vote.
It changed the date presidents took office from March 4th to January 20th. Changed start of Congress to January 3rd. It put an end to the Lame Duck period.
Repealed prohibition (alcohol is now legal)
Passed in 1951, the amendment that limits presidents to two terms of office.
People living in Washington D.C. have the right to vote for president
outlaws poll tax and millions of AA register to vote
Ailing (sick or dying) president may pass duties of office to vice president
Lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 because it was unfair that those eligible for draft were not eligible to vote
Congress can't vote to give themselves raises (more money) until another election