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Amendments to the Constitution

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1st Amendment
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…
2nd Amendment
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.
3rd Amendment
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.
4th Amendment
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…
5th Amendment
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…
6th Amendment
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…
7th Amendment
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…
8th Amendment
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
9th Amendment
The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
10th Amendment
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.
11th Amendment
Individual cannot sue a state in federal courts
12th Amendment
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.
13th Amendment
Outlaws Slavery (1865)
14th Amendment
Made former slaves citizens
15th Amendment
Provided suffrage for Black males
16th Amendment
creates a federal income tax
17th Amendment
Direct election of U.S. senators
18th Amendment
Prohibits the sale of alcohol.
19th Amendment
Gave women the right to vote.
20th Amendment
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.
21st Amendment
Repealed prohibition (alcohol is now legal)
22nd Amendment
Passed in 1951, the amendment that limits presidents to two terms of office.
23rd Amendment
People living in Washington D.C. have the right to vote for president
24th amendment
outlaws poll tax and millions of AA register to vote
25th Amendment
Ailing (sick or dying) president may pass duties of office to vice president
26th Amendment
Lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 because it was unfair that those eligible for draft were not eligible to vote
27th Amendment
Congress can't vote to give themselves raises (more money) until another election